"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton
Missing from discussion are the dissenting Democrats who had to satisfy their conservative constituencies....
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
Obama embraces some GOP health care proposals - CNN• Commit $50 million to fund state initiatives designed to reduce medical malpractice costs
• Allow undercover investigations of health care providers receiving Medicare, Medicaid and other federal programs
• Boost Medicaid reimbursements to doctors in certain states
Health Care Concessions Irking Liberals - CBS NewsSen. Charles Grassley, a key Republican negotiator on health care, was on a winning streak as Congress recessed for August, having wrung important concessions from Democrats, including an agreement to back away from a government plan to compete with private insurers.
So what does it ultimately matter whether Republicans ended up voting for the bill or not? Who knows why democrats made the concessions if they had the votes anyway? The concessions happened. Not voting for the bill doesn't magically rewrite the past.