Monday, March 22, 2010

Proud to be an American

OK, not as proud as if we had single payer, but this is such a sweet moment. And to the racist, willfully ignorant teabaggers out there - well, you'll benefit, too. And that's as it should be. I guess.


  1. What a wonderful, joyful night.. Yes, we can and Yes, we did.

    Thank You Pres. Obama, and all the others.

  2. Very proud of the President, too. Yes he can and yes he did and yes he will.

  3. Woo hoo! Did you see John Boner's apoplectic fit on the House floor? It warmed the cockles of my heart...

  4. I'm proud to be an Ammmmerrrican where at least I know I'm freeeeeeee, and I'm proud to think of the men who died, to give that right to meeeeeeee...
    Hmmmm...ever think that that lyric doesn't really make sense? What "right" is he talking about? The right to know you're free? But doesn't being free mean having rights? It's all very confusing...

    Anyway, yeah, it's about time, and I suspect we may owe it all to Scott Brown, who destroyed the ridiculous illusion of a Democratic supermajority that included Joe Lieberman and Ben Nelson, forcing the Dems to actually do what needs to be done.

  5. ARRGGGGHHH! For profit insurance *IS* the problem, and this bill enriches them enormously at the expense of 30 million Americans. Watching the GOP flip out is about the only good thing to come from this debacle.

  6. Kvatch, my dear froggy friend, of course it's the problem. This bill simply helps to force it to stop being as much of an obstacle to accessing health care as it is now. That's a huge win because we haven't even been able to do that for so long. Is it what we ultimately want? No. Will it make life very much better for millions of people. Yes. All or nothing so often nets...nothing.

    And watching the GOP choke on its own bile is quite gratifying, too.