Listening to these floor speeches is entertaining. A little while ago I heard a Republican member say something about "the socialist ghosts" of the Eastern Bloc creeping into the House chamber. The Repubs are laying on thick the language about government micromanaging Americans' lives for "things Americans don't want or need." (Mike Pence said that. BTW, who doesn't want or need health insurance?) Their rhetoric gets crazier the closer we get to reform.
Here's what I've been saying all day:
This is what winning looks like. Slow, grinding progress. The right wing is going to shriek loudly that the sky is falling. They're going to rile up and draw confused, misinformed, and racist people to their side. And there will be an attempted counterrevolution of sorts. But like I've said before, big social gains like this bill are hard to reverse. This is a Social Security-Civil Rights-Medicare kind of thing. America is marching on to a more perfect Union, and corporate power, the right wing, and the Republican Party are kicking and screaming. This is what winning looks like.
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