Even though the Senate, by a strictly partisan vote, refused to pass Obamacare repeal, the initial steps in that direction have been taken. More steps will follow. This can be frustrating to those who want to see sweeping change immediately, but rarely does anything change that quickly. This is a long-term commitment, but its progress can be measured, bit by bit:

I remember the arrogance with which it was proclaimed as a “big deal.” Well, now that big deal isn’t on quite as steady ground. Two federal judges have declared it unconstitutional, and really, it doesn’t take a law degree to grasp just how fundamentally it violates the Constitution. In fact, some people with law degrees are positively clueless when it comes to judging constitutionality:

The passage of Obamacare was no more than a power play. The president had the numbers in Congress, so he pushed it through regardless of the will of the majority in the nation—and there’s no way he can say he didn’t realize how much resistance there was to his healthcare plan. In effect, he simply made it happen in the face of strong opposition. There’s a definition for that type of political leader:

Despotic rulers are not the sole possession of Third World countries and Islamic kingdoms. It’s time we recognize what we are experiencing here.