Finally! Democrats got 217 votes. We're still waiting on a few stragglers, but history is being made NOW!
And now, the final tally is 219 Ayes, 212 Nays. The margin was close, but the Senate health care reform bill has passed and is on its way to President Obama for his signature. This is the first major progressive policy achievement since The Great Society & The New Deal. For nearly 100 years we couldn't fix our broken health care system...
But now, we're on our way.
YES. WE. CAN.
YES. WE. DID!
Btw, the Roll Call tally is now up. All the GOoPers and ConservaDems who tried to sabotage health care reform are now on notice.