It was ugly, put it passed...

This past weekend I went on retreat and took a break from all the tech news, health care news, etc.  But this morning as I was catching up on reading my favorite RSS feeds, I saw an article about some ugly stuff that went on on Saturday.  I was appalled.  While I'm relieved the bill passed, I'm disappointed in how the "other side of the aisle" approached things.  Even this morning, as I listened to John McCain blathering on about how people wanted this thing overturned even after he had promised the same thing in his campaign, I was more disappointed.  I think our political discourse needs conservative input, but right now there sadly just aren't any sane conservatives running around.
I don't want my web site to become regarded as a beacon for either party or any particular cause but I feel strongly about health care.  It turns out that our friend Denise came to church with us this weekend and she explained that because she doesn't have health care she must pay $150 out of her own pocket for orthopedic shoes, inserts ans orthopedic hose.  And she still can't afford the surgery.  Hopefully the passage of this bill means that in a few years' time, she won't have to focus so much attention on how to pay for health care. 
Congrats to Democrats and shame on "The Party of No".  Ok. That's enough politics for a while.
BTW, for those who are wondering what we got last night, NPR has a nice tutorial on health care reform from a consumer perspective here...