There is some good news in this. Americans know exactly what it takes to buy a US Senator into betraying them.
By the way, the idiot reporters who keep claiming that Senator Ben Nelson won some concessions for his vote, need to start telling the truth. Senator Nelson sold his soul and won not a single concession. Nelson's vote changed because he was bought, not by getting anything tossed out of the bill, but because his state will get more Medicaid funding than every other state. Senator Nelson conceded, nothing was removed from the bill.
The deep dark side of America's wheeling and dealing from its politicians has been utterly exposed.
Our government can be bought into betraying the will of the American people.
Is this the nation that our forefather's built?