At 2:30 am this morning the Senate voted down healthcare reform. Three Republicans gave their no vote. Two women, Lisa Murkowski(Alaska) and Susan Collins(Maine) along with John McCain voted it down. Forty-eight democrats, the entire band of thugs in the Senate also voted no. This wasn't a definitive vote to pass a healthcare bill. It was only to bring about further discussion. A week ago there were six Republicans who were going to vote 'no'. What happened? Well, my suspicion is that a couple of these clowns are up for re-election and they didn't want to be seen as against the president.
If you think congressional voting is one man one vote you need your head examined. Murkowski and Collins are in no danger of losing their seats. McCain took one for the team. He'll be dead by the time the next elections roll around. This gives cover to another senator, I don't know which one, to go back to his constituents and tell them, "I'm going to fight for you". Had McCain voted yes the vote would have been 50-50 and the vice-president would have broken the tie
There was an audible gasp in the chamber when McCain cast his vote, a visual thumbs down. What a joke. Everyone knew beforehand what was going to occur. The fix was in from the get go.