Yes, my dears... OK, no, it's not over yet... But almost. The Senate finally passed the reconciliation fixes in a 56-43 vote, but because the Senate Parliamentarian ruled that a few minor fixes were needed in the education provisions in the reconciliation bill, the House will have to approve the amended bill before President Obama can sign this one into law. However, the changes are minor and the House is expected to approve the amended bill by this weekend.
Finally, we have ourselves health care reform. And Harry Reid can breathe a little more easily going into this weekend's teabagger madness. I'm sure it will be a fun time watching them attempt to remain relevant by continuing to horrify the rest of the country with their insanity.
And on a personal note, I'm still trying to figure out if I will be in Searchlight on Saturday to witness the madness myself. If I am, I'll let you know tomorrow. And if not, expect me to report from the scene at what should be a much more upbeat Democratic event in Henderson.
And whatever the case, I'll be reporting from The Rio on Saturday night at the Clark County Democrats' Jefferson Jackson Dinner. Other than the few deranged teabaggers outside attempting to crash the party, it should be a fun night.
So until Saturday, I hope you don't mind while I celebrate our health care victory by taking a much-needed 36 hour sanity break. :-)