That was U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner presiding over the Senate floor when the budget was approved Thursday that includes a blueprint for Republicans to vote on an alternative to Obamacare.

Democrats staged a mini-protest to voice their displeasure at losing the House, Senate and White House during the election watching the billion dollar boondoggle go down the drain.

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet predictably said he was voting against the measure “on behalf of the children of Colorado,” who are probably the only ones who don’t remember his promise to let us keep our doctors.

Gardner had to repeatedly bang his gavel because Democrats were out of order, ironically acting like children themselves.

Gardner’s take on the effects of retooling Obamacare was decidedly different, pointing out that hundreds of thousands of Coloradans had lost their health care under Obamacare.

“I think consumers are much better spending their own dollars than any government ever could be,” he said.

We agree. No doubt GOP lawmakers will return to the basics they were considering before Obamacare, such as coverage of pre-existing conditions, and some of the problems caused Obamacare, like the insane fine on people who didn’t qualify for going on the government dole but couldn’t afford the higher insurance rates caused by Obamacare.

Obamacare wasn’t created in a day, and we expect it will be a long process to get rid of it. But it’s refreshing to watch Republican lawmakers do what they actually campaigned on, and begin the process of dismantling it.