Perhaps you'd like to read Bill Kristol's 1993 Memo Calling for GOP to Block Health Care Reform for the gist of their current tactics.
Dated Dec 2, 1993, Kristol's memo was sent out on a day that the Sun highlighted the transiting Jupiter/Neptune midpoint. Let's look at a few astrological factors to get a flavor of the day using Tyl and Ebertin and remembering that any, all, or none may apply - these are midpoint pictures for the entire day and do not depend on the memo's exact time of sending or of being read:
Jupiter/Neptune = Sun: potentially misguided states; feeling the spirit; trying to capture the essence of things; following a dream; irresponsibility; lack of self-control; squandering physical strength; deceiving or being deceived.
Mars/NN = Sun: good cooperation dynamics; comradeship; the will to unite with others.
Sun/Pluto = NN: lack of adaptability; fateful associations; very special new attachments; meeting the powerful.
Mars/Saturn = Uranus: intense drive; breaking loose; gaining independence through struggle; extraordinary and unusual powers of resistance; ability to give as well as take under provocation; applying brute force; a nervous test of strength; an accident; intervention by a Higher Power; separation or death.
Dec 2, 1993 was part of the Great Conjunction of Uranus and Neptune in Capricorn, the conjunction which marks the birth chart of the New World Order (I use the chart for Conj #3: Oct 24, 1993.)
By Dec 2, 1993 they had moved on one degree to 19Cap+, along with the US experiencing a Pallas Return 27AQ+ - so Pallas was conjunct US natal Moon (the people) as they were on July 4, 1776....Moon conjunct Pallas in Aquarius.
Pallas indicates strategy and wisdom which in the case of Mr. Kristol, Newt Gingrich, and the rest of the GOP, were in use against us.
So something tells me that we-the-people's piddly little health care concerns are not Washington's main issues in this matter for 2009 - just as in 1993.