State House Democrats on Monday went willingly to the slaughter and voted 64-1 to require Colorado’s health exchange undergo a performance audit.

Rep. Paul Rosenthal, Denvercrat, was the lone “no” vote.

Democrats believe in unicorns the audit will clear the fledgling system of any misuse of hundreds of millions of dollars prior audits have already busted them for wasting.

If that’s what Democrats need to tell themselves in order to vote for the responsible use of taxpayer dollars, then so be it.

Despite the laundry list of problems that have plagued the exchange from its inception, we also expect Democrats will be shocked, SHOCKED to learn when this performance audit is completed that it’s messier than most government endeavors.

We fully expect Gov. Hickenlooper to sign this bill, his own party has presented him with no other choice.