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Congressional Letter Questions Obama's Commitment to Bipartisanship
FoxNews ^ | FEb 8, 2010 | John Boehner (R-OH) and Eric Cantor (R-VA).

Posted on 02/08/2010 6:00:58 PM PST by SmartInsight

Fox News has obtained a letter penned by House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) addressed to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

In the letter, they question the president's true commitment to Bipartisanship and implore the White House to conduct all talks in public. In addition, they also ask the president to take the reconciliation process off the table.

"Assuming the President is sincere about moving forward on health care in a bipartisan way, does that mean he will agree to start over so that we can develop a bill that is truly worthy of the support and confidence of the American people?

Eliminating the possibility of reconciliation would represent an important show of good faith to Republicans and the American people.

'Bipartisanship' is not writing proposals of your own behind closed doors, then unveiling them and demanding Republican support. Bipartisan ends require bipartisan means."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bipartisanship; healthcare; obama; obamacare
Excellent start!

It's high time the Republicans stop letting Obama and the Dems get away with blatant lies.

1 posted on 02/08/2010 6:00:58 PM PST by SmartInsight
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To: SmartInsight; Clintonfatigued; MamaDearest; GOP_Lady; Sarah Barracuda; justiceseeker93; ...

It’s spine and guts time for all Republicans just as Zero’s poll numbers tank and his ship is sinking. The tsunami is rolling full steam ahead to November.


2 posted on 02/08/2010 6:07:40 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
JUST SAY NO!

Rename, repackage, rewrite it a tad smaller, and sell another pig in a poke.

Tennessee has joined several other states in trying to pass a Health Care Freedom Act. NO COLAs for granny, retired Military or retired fed employees. BIG NEW fees for Tricare for Life retired over 65 Military's secondary health ins. (DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011)

New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake.

Obama's War on Seniors

Socialized Med Thread

3 posted on 02/08/2010 6:19:50 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: SmartInsight
For bipartisanship, there are instances that demand open doors (deliberation on health reform) and other instances that demand closed doors (bipartisan moves to plan the agenda, location and time of a televised summit on health reform).

If the reverse is done on both counts, then that is NOT bipartisanship: closed doors on health reform deliberation, and open doors on planning a televised summit.

4 posted on 02/08/2010 6:21:48 PM PST by C210N (A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: SmartInsight

Don’t take the bait, you people, DON’T take the bait...


5 posted on 02/08/2010 6:24:10 PM PST by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I hope they don’t go.


6 posted on 02/08/2010 6:37:14 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
"It’s spine and guts time for all Republicans just as Zero’s poll numbers tank and his ship is sinking. The tsunami is rolling full steam ahead to November."

If these guys let him, with the complicit media, get his feet back under him by letting them put up the pretense of "bi-partisanship" by grandstanding before the blatantly PARTISAN media they are as guilty of treasonous activity against the United States as this entire administration unquestionably is.

7 posted on 02/08/2010 6:40:28 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: SmartInsight

It’s about time.


8 posted on 02/08/2010 6:49:51 PM PST by imskylark
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To: SmartInsight

I think this sudden invitation by Zeroman to the pubs is designed to shift public attention away from the stock market, unemployment and economic woes.


9 posted on 02/08/2010 8:18:21 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Prayers for the Ft. Hood families, victims and soldiers.)
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To: SmartInsight

Truly shocking. Can they stick to their guns? They had better.


10 posted on 02/09/2010 5:30:54 AM PST by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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