While i have personally complained about our legislative process, it is obvious that the system set-up enabled them to take time to manipulate, debate, think, re-think, vote and vote again, the process is slow but in some instances very deliberate, the idea i guess was to get it right and the road meant allowing for a lot of challenges, changing of minds, meetings off the floor for deals and deliberate votes to get to the result… a law. This gets lost with all the politicking we all see.
My take and hope is that liberals, lefties, democrats, progressives will stop and think… how long has HCR been shoved under the rug, Health Care has always been a significant problem part of our economy, people gave up wage increases in exchange for health insurance. our economy broke down just before President Obama took office, it needs to be fixed, the fix is a big undertaking, it will change America but it needs to be done; we have to start somewhere, it has parts and pieces “we the people,” have no idea but have and are hurdles to be jumped, House speaker Pelosi and the House Democrats, which are more left than the Senate put together a bill that was acceptable, the Senate, which is made up of very conservative republicans/some democrats that seem more elitist to me;definitely believes in the status quo. The idea that a new administration could walk in and tell everyone the old ways will be completely abolished asap is absurd, change takes time, change takes cooperation among the Congress members. Democrats are unique, we have a big tent and our members are not in unity in thought 24/7 like the right, its taken over a decade for enough people to be on the same page and a President who believes in change; the combination of both the House and the Senate bills might just be the change we are looking for
… we are our brother’s keeper