Today His Majesty rejected Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-S.C.) recent comment that the defeat of the health care reform legislation being pushed by Majesty and congressional dems would be akin to Napoleon's famous Waterloo defeat. Two points here: First, I think that this kind of over-the-top rhetoric from a senator is fairly inappropriate. You should stick with the substance of your opposition to the legislation, senator. While bloggers like me might like to have a little fun with such comparisons (see above), we're also not elected officials.
Second, and much more significantly, if Majesty's health care reform legislation does fail to pass, my worry is that such defeat won't be Majesty's Waterloo in that other pieces of costly, massive legislation (or potential legislation) still loom on the horizon for Majesty and the dems to try to ram through Congress (e.g., cap-and-trade and a second stimulus bill). It appears now that there is a very distinct possibility that Majesty's desired health care reform legislation is either going to face outright defeat or else will not get through Congress before the absurd August 7 deadline that Majesty has purported to set for it. But do repubs like DeMint really think that's going to be the end of this stuff?