Bribes, threats, arm twisting, back room deals, smoke and mirrors. For the life of me I can not figure out why a principled politician would vote against his/her constituency, but many did and, as Obama is wont to do, threw their constituents under the bus to save Premier Obama's fantasy.
K man - I think you are confused. A majority does want to fix the health care system. But a majority knows that this bill will not do that. It is redistribution under the guise of insurance reform with very little prospect that it will ever translate into actual improvements in health care.