DC Morning: Health care passes despite bullets, bricks, and no way to pay for it

Mike Riggs Contributor

Health care passed the House a second time yesterday, despite nasty voicemails, bullets, bricks, intimidating signs, coarse threats, questionable loopholes, and no way to pay for it, leaving a hole in the national psyche large enough to drive a Prius through. “This is the last step we must take to make health reform a reality for millions of Americans,” said Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone, to which Republican Paul Broun said, “We need to repeal Obamacare and replace it with policy that will create more access, create jobs, which will lower the cost of health care and not be a government takeover of the health care system.”

If those words sound familiar, it’s because they are the refrain for an oft-sung song about the wonders of Washington. Titled, “Shut the hell up and break for recess already,” its followup will likely be penned during the negotiations for finance regulation and called, “I am so tired of hearing your stupid voices, I could join a violent fringe movement.”