Say what you want about the merits of this legislation (it’s a huge step in the right direction, but a long way from being perfect), but it strikes me as insane that a politician put his entire reputation on the line and came through. When was the last time that happened?
And as much as she’s been demonized from the Fox News crowd, if you supported the passage of this legislation then you’ve got to give credit to Nancy Pelosi. Without her balls/chutzpah/stone cold assassin demeanor this wouldn’t have gotten done. I mean, remember when Scott Brown won the Massachusetts special election and everyone pretty much said this was dead in the water? Yeah, it’s because of Pelosi.