If you do not understand what I am saying, then don't pretend to know by introducing things that only cloud the issue. This has nothing at all do do with representative democracy. Rule of law states that you must have a defined percentage of majority in the Senate, which is 60, in order to pass. Reconciliation, which is a major issue for the Tea Party, is part of the reason they are protesting. You are wrong about the why of the Tea Party. Deal with it is, in fact the reason Democrats will not be long for this show IMO. You fail to see what is in front of you. The American people voted for Obama, that's fine. They did not vote for Socialization of the American way of life. Elections have consequences? So do Governments who do not listen to the people. Be careful what you ask for. You may just get it. This Bill will not pass unless the Democrats use some underhanded means by which to get it passed. If that happens, their will be consequences. I'm just telling you how it is. You can scream to the hills as long and as loud as you like but the facts are that America does not want this and if you force it, you will pay dearly.