Okay, we've discussed the Louisiana Purchase, the Cornhusker kickback, and all sorts of other shenanigans that went on to get the previous healthcare bills passed in the House and Senate, but those bills were too far apart for reconiciliation. The healthcare reform was proclaimed dead by none other than Pelosi herself. She did not have the votes to go with the Senate version and the Senate wasn't inclined to budge. So how did Obama and Pelosi raise the legislation from the dead in these last few days and get it passed? What created the triumphal march to the microphones to declare a landmark victory? So how did they do it? By demonstrating that the sins of the fathers shall be visted upon the children, even to the fourth and fifth generations: Excerpt Full story here in the WSJ: Kimberley A. Strassel: Inside the Pelosi Sausage Factory - WSJ.com Makes you proud to be an American doesn't it.