You know something? Christ was sold out in the middle of the night too. I am now left wondering how much all of the sweet deals will cost the American Taxpayer. Stupak...enjoy your airports.
Here's some snippets of the eloquent speech by John Boehner moments before the will of the people went into death throes...
“We are standing here looking at a health care bill that no one in this body believes is satisfactory. Today, we stand here amidst the wreckage of what was once the respect and honor that this house was held in by our fellow citizens.”
“We have failed to reflect the will of our constituents, and when we fail to reflect that will, we fail ourselves and we fail our country.”
“Look at this bill. Ask yourself: Do you really believe that if you like the health plan that you have that you can keep it? No, you can’t.”
“In this economy, with this unemployment, with our desperate needs for jobs and economic growth, is this really the time to raise taxes, to create bureaucracies and burden every job creator in our land?”
We will soon case “some of the most consequential votes that any of us will ever cast in this chamber. The decision we make will affect every man, woman and child in this nation for generations to come.”
The American people “want us to focus on jobs, not more spending, not more government, and certainly not more taxes.”
“Shame on us. Shame on this body. Shame on each and every one of you who substitues your wills and your desires above your fellow countrymen.”
“By our actions today, we disgrace (the) values” of America’s great lawgivers.
“This is the people’s house. And the moment a majority forgets it, it starts writing itself a ticket to minority status. If we pass this bill, there will be no turning back. In a democracy, you can only ignore the will of the American people for so long.”
“Never let this happen again. This process, this defiance of our citizens… it’s not too late to begin to restore the bonds of trust…and return comity to this institution.”
--John Boehner (R), Minority Whip