President Obama said today that the Senate is "on the precipice"of passing health care legislation.
It's hard to say whether the president choose the word precipice deliberately. I have heard this expression misused so often that I tend to think that its true, negative meaning is lost both on the President and on his listeners. Whatever the case, never have truer words been spoken. The Senate bill, misshapen beyond any usefulness thanks to the disruptive agency of people like Douche Evilman Lieberman, is a monstrosity that helps few Americans who are not in the employ of the insurance industry.
We are about to fall to unprecedented depths of political and policy disaster. On the precipice, indeed.