First, a crowd estimated at 20,000 or more gathered on the steps of the Capitol Building at 12pm today in an effort to display their dislike for The Nancy Pelosi Destruction of America Act of 2009.
With less than one week's notice and at the behest of Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, patriotic Americans made last minute plans to travel to the Washington, D.C. These freedom loving individuals skipped work, packed bags and traveled for miles to speak up for the rights of all American citizens.
With many Congressional representatives including House Minority Leader John Boehner gathered on the steps behind her, Bachmann addressed the crowd that had gathered to show their representatives "The whites of their eyes," as that crowd cheered their own efforts and chanted "Kill the bill!"
Meanwhile, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Thursday said he expects the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a sweeping health care overhaul on Saturday, but acknowledged that the vote would be close.
"I think it's going to be close," Hoyer told reporters. He said the House would take up the bill on Saturday and that it would win majority support from Democrats.
Additionally, President Obama today was singing the praises of AARP and The AMA, as both organizations endorsed The Nancy Pelosi Destruction of America Act of 2009.
AARP stands to gain an incredible amount of business from the passage of this bill.
The AMA's president, Dr. J. James Rohack, told reporters Thursday that the legislation is "not a perfect representation of our views" but is close enough to warrant his group's support and keep the reform process moving forward.
Rohack said the bill needs to be accompanied by legislation reversing scheduled Medicare reimbursement payment reductions to physicians.
Finally, Republicans on The Hill have created their own version of health care reform. When asked about this development, Nancy Pelosi waved her hands around and blinked uncontrollably as she called the Republicans' plan "scandalous."