Washington politicians began an aggressive push to bend the rules and force their unpopular health care bill on an unwilling nation.
They went into secret negotiations to make up their own rules, and eventually found a way to circumvent the will of the people by using the reconciliation process to ram through their health care bill.
For the last year, the American people have been shaking their heads at the closed-door meetings, sweetheart deals, and special carve-outs.
It has been a very ugly process, and caused many Americans to lose faith in their elected officials in Washington.
Democrats will undoubtedly pay for this in the November elections.