And American Senate is nothing if not purely drama. This national ordeal demonstrates United States Senate exists for show. Presently, Americans do not have a disputative governing body, rather, Americans have another Era of Good Feelings, of the sort that Senators like John McCain can abide. They see themselves ensconced in their own exclusive club, and not gladiators sent up to do battle.
They have no intention of allowing Obamacare to collapse. Against voter's wishes they intend to buttress the Affordable Healthcare Act with whatever it takes to seal their own expansion.
Observation: Our exalted ruling class is terribly slow on the uptake.
Prediction: They're going to be made to pay for failure of representation.
The force that overturned nearly a thousand seats across the United States, that turned both houses and the executive branch against all predictions, is not going anywhere. The long march by alarmed voters to turn back the growth of government has been ineluctable and each slight delivered has rebounded to make that force stronger.
Senators like John McCain rebuff the people who sent him to Washington and those voters will return the snub. The Senate honestly believes that it rules the country while voters know otherwise. Anger among voters will increase even more when the ballooning cost of Affordable Healthcare takes effect that's built into it by its disingenuous design. This is not the usual voting pendulum swing that's been understood for so long, rather, this is a new voting force long derided and termed populist that grows with each affront delivered by their arrogant elected representatives.
McCain specifically exemplifies this. Everything to be read through his recent condition and his return, all the articles and all of the hundreds of comments to them are exceedingly negative withouit a single bright spot. One way or another he's out. Along with others who imagine they've fooled their own voters with high drama while lacking results. This abject failure to represent voters is seen by voters as crime.