The White House knows that the people don’t want it. In Ohio last week, President Obama said:
the process has been less than pretty. When you deal with 535 members of Congress, it’s going to be a somewhat ugly process…when you put it all together, it starts looking like just this monstrosity. And it makes people fearful. And it makes people afraid. And they start thinking, you know what, this looks like something that is going to cost me tax dollars and I already have insurance so why should I support this.
Yet Democrats still want ObamaCare to become law, and they are very close to making it happen. If Speaker Nancy Pelosi bribes enough House members to reach that magic number of 218 votes, she could hold the vote with as little as 24 hours’ notice. And ObamaCare would become law. Done and done. Comments from David Axelrod and other administration officials this weekend indicate that they haven’t given up on the Senate bill, and suggest that they are likely pressuring House Democrats to support it.
On ABC News’ This Week, Axelrod said, “People will never know what’s in that bill until we pass it.” He was right, though not in the sense that he meant it. As bad as the American people think this legislation is, they won’t really know until Nancy Pelosi bribes her way to 218 votes.