Conservatives: This is not a big deal. We've already won this battle because this bill is weak, and in fact, pours money into the insurance industry. Are our taxes gonna go up a bit for the sake of paying healthcare to illegals and poor people? Yeah, a bit. It's the price we pay for George W. Bush. His backlash enabled this. And it's OK. We were attacked, and had to make very tough political choices, like war and torture, to defend our people. The libs took advantage of that for their own purposes. Thats fine. WE did the right thing then, despite paying the political price now. BUT....theres no public option. AND the liberals have had their Haleys Comet, once-in-72 years moment. They went all in, and got ONE thing, which was drastically more moderate than what they wanted (Single payer). BUT, as a price, their finished politically. Reps, and more important, Conservatives, will dominate fall elections. The liberals will NEVER see amnesty for illegals, gay marriage, or cap and trade. Their liberal dreams have ended with this ONE bill. AND why do I say WE will win anyway? Because we always have. Conservatives are a people that have certain traits: Honor, integrity, discipline, ingenuity, resourcefulness, sefl-reliance. Those traits are why people like us were better at winning ALL things: Sports, women, business deals, etc. Liberals are the loser types who are DEPENDENT on everyone but themselves. We made fun of liberals in high school. You guys remember those times. They were never disciplined enough to win at sports. Never smart enough to win at business. Never independent enough to attract a good woman. This bill sucks, but of course as we always have, conservatives will find the loopholes, find the ways to win anyway, find ways to rise above the liberals and leeches of our society time and time again. Its why things such as Air America FAIL, while things such as Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh succeed. Because the right is full of winners, the left is full of whiners. They envy our success and ability to adapt. The salivate at ways to legislate the taking of our fruits to be distributed amongst their losing class. And like now, when that occassionally happens, rather than crying that they stole our fruit, we'll find a way to grow a whole new tree. So, be thankful. To use a final analogy, would you rather be the Shark, or the little parasite fish that desperately tries to latch on to the Shark. Happy hunting in the new economy boys. I know WE will get past this minor speed bump easily.