We have the power to stop Barack Obama on healthcare. We have the power to shut him down.
Already, Democrats are recognizing the measure is coming apart at the seams. Nancy says she has the votes, but the markup of the bill in committee keeps getting cancelled.
Tonight, Barack Obama goes on television to complain, beg, and cajole the American people to commit themselves to a system that will decrease our life expectancy, decrease the quality of our healthcare, and increase our deficit to even higher levels than Obama has already caused.
As a distraction, Obama is slugging Jim DeMint for calling the healthcare debate Obama's "Waterloo." The problem is, Democrats are admitting to Republicans that Obama does recognize it is his Waterloo moment.
Grassley said he spoke with a Democratic House member last week who shared Obama's bleak reaction during a private meeting to reports that some factions of House Democrats were lining up to stall or even take down the overhaul unless leaders made major changes.
"Let's just lay everything on the table," Grassley said. "A Democrat congressman last week told me after a conversation with the president that the president had trouble in the House of Representatives, and it wasn't going to pass if there weren't some changes made ... and the president says, 'You're going to destroy my presidency.' "
The question now, for people like Charles Grassley, is why even bother? Let's crush the Democrats on this issue.