SES on Senators
"Toward the end of his life, Robert Byrd was in love with Teddy Kennedy."
Self-explanatory sentence, said by (I think) Paul Kirk on MSNBC just now.
Tells you all you need to know about the Upper Bathhouse.
A place where a hyper-corrupt Klansman and a treasonous murderous drunken gangster thug can fall in love. A place where these senile sweethearts, the Klansman and the thug, are treated as idols and demigods because they serve The Party with undying loyalty.
Unfortunately, the modern Gramscian version of The Party has all the bad parts and none of the good parts of the old Marxian version. Marx would emphatically reject a "reform" law that gives a total and unrestrained monopoly to rich monopolistic insurance companies.
An interesting question: Why did the Repooflicans uniformly oppose this "reform"? After all, granting total monopolies to giant global monopolistic corporations is the pure essence of the Repooflican agenda. [Of course they don't pronounce it as "granting total monopolies to giant global monopolistic corporations." In Conservatese this goal is pronounced "Free-market solutions."]