Damn it, that's just the way it works in a representative democracy in a fallen world. You'll be a dejected creature indeed if you can't live with anything less than the gleamingly perfect enactment of a public policy measure reflective of all the tenets of your worldview. It has never happened, and it won't in your lifetime.
But then this subsequent development may surpass it for the status of biggest news:
Then there is Squirrel-Hair's meeting with Abbas.Senate Republicans said Thursday they won't vote on the House-passed bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, but will write their own legislation instead.A Senate proposal is now being developed by a 12-member working group. It will attempt to incorporate elements of the House bill, senators said, but will not take up the House bill as a starting point and change it through the amendment process."The safest thing to say is there will be a Senate bill, but it will look at what the House has done and see how much of that we can incorporate in a product that works for us in reconciliation," said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo."We are going to draft a Senate bill," added Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. "That is what I've been told."The working group has been meeting for weeks, said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, a member of the group."What we have to do is build a consensus among our conference and that is what the working group is designed to do," Cornyn said. "To get to a compromise we can agree to and then present it to the larger conference."Cornyn said there is "really no deadline" for the group to produce a bill. "We are just working toward getting 51 votes," he said.
The way that should have gone down is that, as soon as Abbas entered the room, the president would say, "Does Fatah still have as a central aim driving the Jews into the sea? Answer honestly, and if the answer is yes, get out of this office and get off the North American landmass."
Cut back over to the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, and let's zoom in on another bill that House Pubs did themselves proud on:
I'm going to say a B minus overall. Health care bill opens up the door of possibility and establishes a clear direction for Pubs, an obvious A plus for the thumbs-down-on-killing-fetal-Americans-with-adult-Americans'-tax-dollars bill, and a D minus at best for hosting a real chunk of dog vomit at the post-American White House.