"In its present form without any changes I don't think it's possible to pass the Senate bill in the House, adding "I don't see the votes for it at this time."But the big money quote is this one,
"We're not in a big rush," Pelosi said. "Pause, reflect."Of course this comes after attempting to force this huge abortion through Congress in May and June of last year, long before anyone had the opportunity to actually read any significant portions of the bills.
Mr. Obama wanted this to pass as the signature legislation of his presidency...but the problems inherent in trying to bribe so many Congressmen and Senators doomed this from the start. Additionally, for the first time in American history, one party attempted to enact piece of legislation that would fundamentally change the American economic system along strictly partisan lines.
All the way through this process, American voters attempted to express their dissatisfaction with the proposed legislation, only to be dismissed in the arrogance that can only be displayed by those who think they know better than anyone else, "what is good for the country." The Democratic Party's insistance that everyone else sit down and shut up while they attempted to take over one sixth of the economy. The leadership of the Democtrats in Congress only understood the height of their hubris when their designated successor to Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts, was crushed in this weeks special election.
Only with the arrival in Washington, DC yesterday of Senator-elect, Scott Brown, have those in the Democratic leadership come to understand that the direction they have chosen for the country is not where the vast majority of independent voters (who make up a MAJORITY of voters) want the country to go! It remains to be seen if they can realign their agenda or not...