There is a lot of discussion on liberal blogs on how disappointing it has been to see the crap that has made it into the Senate health care reform (HCR) bill, essentially bribing Senators for their votes. I, too, am sickened by it all.
However, this is the Senate that we are stuck with for now. And we in Delaware have little to complain about--we are responsible for inflicting Tom (I never met a lobbyist I didn't like) Carper upon the Senate.
How bad is the Senate, and how has this led to the current state of HCR legislation? I want to share a good article on what's needed to prevent this crap going forward:
The following article suggests one view on how and why President Obama operates the way he does. I think that it is darn likely, and quite insightful: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/26/opinion/26douthat.html?_r=1&emc=eta1