The rightly-hailed 41st Republican vote in the senate has already shown a willingness to vote with the Democrats. (Link to story here.)
The White House has signaled its intention to railroad Obamacare into law with or without 60 votes in the Senate. (Link to story here.)
And, according to Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee, the "compromise" plan unveiled by President Obama today "would allow direct federal funding of abortion-on-demand through community health centers, would institute federal subsidies for private health plans that cover abortion-on-demand, including some federally administered plans, and would authorize federal mandates that would require even non-subsidized private plans to cover elective abortion." (Link to story here.)
What's going on? Can't Obama and his liberal friends see that the American people don't want this?
Of course they can. They just don't care. If the monstrosity known as healthcare "reform" passes this year, it will be so entrenched that it will be nearly impossible to roll back. Though the GOP stands a chance gain control of Congress following the mid-term elections in November, it would take a major miracle to get a veto-proof majority. So the Democrats know that whatever they pass this year cannot realistically be changed until after the 2012 presidential election and, by then, they are banking on Obamacare being an entitlement program as politically impossible to cut as social security.
To make this a reality, they're willing to risk their personal political fortunes. Doing so would be anathema to the Democrats but reality may already have set in. Their political lot has already been cast. They know that they're doomed. With the elections ahead already lost, they have nothing more to lose.
Massive - MASSIVE - public outcry is needed to stop Obamacare now. Bigger than the town halls. Bigger than the tea parties.
Unfortunately, even that may not be enough. It may not be enough because Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the liberals in Washington really, really, don't care what you think.