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Health Care Reform Passes - Democrats Get Their Act Together

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We're going to have to start reconsidering Will Rogers' famous pronouncement "I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat."

In a historic Sunday night vote, 219 House Democrats voted to pass the Senate's version of Health Care Reform sending the bill back to the Senate to agree on changes. President Obama will probably get the bill to sign sometime this week.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has answered her critics in terms of how well she could deliver votes on important Democratic initiatives. Sunday night's vote solidifies her place in history among the House's most effective leaders.

Various Republican and Democratic administrations have discussed the idea and/or tried to pass a Health Care Reform bill for over sixty years. President Obama will always be remembered for having achieved this maddeningly illusive goal.

We have the winners tonight, President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, not to mention the 30 million uninsured Americans who will now be able to get Health Care and the rest of us who don't have to worry about pre-existing conditions.

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