We here at Pencilstorm, as a general rule, do not get political because we would much rather talk about important subjects like The Replacements or fantasy sports. But last we checked, the Affordable Care Act was approved by the House (!) and Senate and then signed into law by the President of the United States. This turns a "Bill" into a "Law". It was challenged to the Supreme Court (think of as instant replay) and they upheld the law. Oh, and the President who supported the law won re-election in a landslide.
It doesn't matter if you agree with the law or not. That's the way it goes. Congress passes all sorts of things I don't agree with. Democracy, ain't it a bitch. Or from a parenting point of view, when my son Owen loses a little league game, He doesn't have to like it, but he has to line up, shake hands and say "good game". So maybe think of Democracy as one big little league game played by old white guys in suits. You win some, you lose some but try to be humble in victory and magnanimous in defeat. Sure, it sucks to lose, but the good news is that another election is coming up around the corner. Put the loss out of your mind and focus on improving to win the next "game". That's what I tell Owen anyway.
But let's give our elected leaders the benefit of the doubt on this one. Truth is, many members of the House of Representatives come from areas where public education isn't exactly, ahem, a priority, so to speak. Perhaps there is just some confusion about the whole legislative process and how the constitution works. We here at Pencilstorm hope this cartoon below can clear things up and break the stalemate.
Colin Gawel plays music, runs a small coffee shop and writes some stuff sometimes. Learn more about him and our other Pencilstorm contributors by clicking here.