I saw this bumper sticker while driving home from work tonight: If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it's free. To those of you who get it, truer words haven't been put on the back of a car.
The Senate Democrats just showed how much contempt they have for the will of the American people. We have spoken and said repeatedly that we don't want this health care "reform" bill yet Senate Dems voted to pass it anyway. Yes, the Senate and House have to hammer out the differences between their respective bills before a final health care monstrosity can become law, but that gives me little comfort. It's the fact that the Dems chose to move forward with this thing in reckless disregard of the wishes of the people that's so infuriating.
I'm a conservative. I believe in limited government per the Constitution. I'm against government taking over health care, whether it's done piecemeal or in one fell swoop. The shocking disregard for the people shown by the Democrats has strengthened my conservative convictions. I've come to realize that, as Dick Morris put it, there's no such thing as a moderate Democrat. Bribe them enough and those "conservative" or "moderate" Blue Dog Dems will cave to the Left faster than you can say political whore. Consequently, these Democrats have to go. They may think they are our masters but come November 2010 they'll discover who's really in charge. It's going to be a bloodbath and I can't wait.