Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner (paraphrasing James Bovard).
Politics as usual.
As LBJ once asked Mr. Sam (as in Sam Rayburn), "How many times must I buy these sob's(meaning Congress Critters)? Mr. Sam's answer: "Every time."
These Congress Critters (the 111th Congress) have no regard for the long term survival of this country.
I came into this world fighting, screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I have no problem going out the same way.
Most likely the "blue dawgs" saw how much graft the opponents to the Messiah's Crap&Trade bill were paid, and put on a show to let the Messiah know that they'll have to be paid off, too.