It's been a long while since I've written on my blog. It's been a year of multiple losses and grief for me and my family. But today I am re-energized by what I saw upon waking this morning.
I got out of bed and checked my e-mail only to find a message from President Obama blowing the victory horn about the healthcare bill that passed last night in the house. It was like waking up on Christmas morning only to find out that Santa Claus is dead.
I had tried to be optimistic and hoped that we could pull it out at the last minute and stop this crazy thing, as George Jetson would say.
This could be another day of mourning for the Republicans, or we could become so energized (or enraged) by this that we do whatever we can to keep this hideous piece of wreckage from becoming the law of the land. Sadly, as a Minnesota Republican, I don't feel I have any representation in the Senate. Franken and Klobuchar aren't going to listen to us. I'm at a loss for words right now, and that's unusual.
I'm angry with the pro-life democrats who were duped by Pelosi's scheme to insert an amendment prohibiting federal funds to be used for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or the life of the mother. This was what the pro-life dems required to vote for the bill. This amendment is going to undergo a disappearing act David Blaine would envy. How could they fall for such an obvious trick?
I think we all need to take a moment and think about how to proceed to kill this bill. A special thanks to Michelle Bachman for doing her best to unite freedom-loving Americans. It is only through this unification and its ability to grow and continue fighting that we will affect a change. We must fight the systematic dismantling of all that's good about our country.