The Republicans are pissed off ... yelling things like 'Baby-Killer', spitting on John Lewis (D-GA) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and bringing up the images of the rogue Confederate states from our nation's civil war. The minority leader was yelling, 'Hell No' as he realized that he was losing the legislative battle.
The Democrats were 'giddy' as they realized that they had the votes to pass historic health care reform. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) solidified her reputation as one of the most powerful leaders in congressional history. She gets the votes when it counts. Pelosi is credited with keeping the flame burning for comprehensive reform in February, after Sen. Brown (R-MA) was elected, when many others had abandoned the idea.
President Obama proved to the world once again that he was a political opponent to be feared as he cancelled a high-profile international trip to stay home for yesterday's vote. He used the power of his office to make a deal with Bart Stupak (D-MI) and five other pro-life Democrats.
Obama has to feel good today. No longer can people call him a weak president. After decades of attempts, this is a historic achievement.
Once again I find myself proud of my president!