Other words also being applied today to describe the passing of this senate bill, is stink or stench. Both word are far better describers of the senate bill in both the way it gained consensus and in the actual legislative language.
In typical Washington fashion, such a flaming turd of a bill was deliver just in time for Christmas.
From The Hill:
The Senate approved sweeping healthcare reform legislation by the narrowest of partisan margins early Christmas Eve morning, placing President Barack Obama closer than ever to signing a longtime Democratic priority into law.