How embarrassing.

For eight long years people in Washington had to mostly bite their tongues when it came to the vitriol that Bush and Cheney were spewing in and around the capitol world. You know, like when Bush was telling us that if we did not support legislation like the “Patriot” Act we were UN-American and Cheney was telling US Senators to “go fuck themselves.”

Today, after an arduous and ultimately not entirely satisfying run, the Health Care Reform Bill passed in the US House of Representatives. 216 votes were needed and they got 219. Certainly not a landslide, but hey. When Representative Stupak reversed and voted for the bill, a Republican Congressperson yelled “Baby killer!” Making it even more hideous, the Representatives know who it is and won’t say. Way to go Texas whoever you are. What is this Parliament for God’s sake? Who knew there was a three drink minimum for a House vote? [Maybe this is to demonstrate how health care reform won’t help belligerent drunks idiots?]

How completely embarrassing.

Add that to the fact that Congresspeople ‘booed’ the President of the United States of America IN THE CHAMBER.

If there is more embarrassing than completely embarrassing, this is it.

The Twitterverse was alive and well with all the latest on the situation from start to finish. Here are some of the choice bits:

Congratulations USA on Health Care Reform. We’re all a bit bemused why so many of you wouldn’t want it, but sure you’ll get to like it.

Republican member yelled “Baby killer” at Bart Stupak for caving. You know what *actually* kills babies? NO ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE.

Good thing we forgot to include “totalitarian tactics” in our hcr vote drinking game. We’d be hammered by now.

Greatest. Speaker. Ever.

The federal government forced me to buy two wars in the last 10 years.

Being poor in the United States should not be a death sentence. Thanks to the Democrats for understanding that.

Yes we can.

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About Amanda

I am repatriating expatriate trying to work it all out. Well, to work some of it out anyhow. I am writing here for sanity, focus and general over-sharing.
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