It's no secret that most of the nation was strongly opposed to Obamacare and most of the rest thought the government should socialize the US medical industry in a slightly different way. But of course admitting this fact and trying again with another bill would have been an unacceptable defeat and an unmitigated public relations disaster. With cloture proof control of the Senate and a strong majority in the House, failure was unforgivable. So the process and rhetoric marched on, unable to find a turn around point on a increasingly unpassable road. Until now.
With Scott Brown's election
- Obama has a face-saving backdoor escape from the current health care bill, and ... he can blame the obstructionist, filibustering Republicans for its failure;
- The angry tea partiers can feel good about "having thrown the rascals out;"
- The Senate gets a Demoblican who will play the game the next time around.
It's classic Marxist progress - two steps forward, one step backward - but all the time maintaining forward progress.
But backwards or forwards, the Lord is working out each step for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose.