On 16 Dec 2009 someone spoke passionately about the Senate health bill. That person was Keith Olbermann.
Today, in a big stage signing ceremony, President Obama signed the Senate health bill into law.
Here are some of Keith's quotes about the Senate health bill (the new law of the land):
"We must now not make the defeat worse by passing a hollow shell of a bill just for the sake of a big stage signing ceremony."
"The mandate in this bill under which we are required to buy insurance must be stripped out. Make enough money to take care of yourself and your family and you must buy insurance, on the insurer's terms, or face a fine. This provision must go."
"You (President Obama) must now announce that you will veto any bill...containing a mandate."
"The Senate bill with the mandate must be defeated."
"We must not buy federally-mandated insurance..."
"I will not buy this insurance. Brand me a law-breaker if you choose. Fine me if you will. Jail me if you must."
Now that the Senate health bill -- with the federal mandate -- is the law, I'm sure Keith will remain consistent in his thoughts.
You can watch Keith's full commentage here (Part 1):
And here (Part 2):