There are intense closed-door, deal-making sessions going on in the White House and on the hill, as Democrats scramble to ram socialized medicine down the public's throat.
What has provoked the rush is the incredible turnaround in Massachusetts, where polls show a GOP candidate now leading the liberal Democrat in a race to fill the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by the late Teddy Kennedy.
This is nothing more than a referendum on Obama's health care plan -- and he's losing.
If the Republican does win, he would be the vote needed to block Obama's plan, which is why the Dems already are formulating plans to delay seating him in the Senate.
Nothing must interfere with socialized medicine, which is the keystone in Obama's agenda. The current bill is not socialized medicine itself but puts the nation on the inevitable and probably irrevocable path to that Holy Grail of liberalism.
All the interest groups lined up, from unions to trial lawyers, may have to give up something to get the stepping-stone bill passed. I expect it to pass, to the nation's eternal regret.