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There was a better move available to them.

As Rush put it: "True bipartisanship here is to say 'no' to Obama's health care bill. Republicans, Independents and Democrats across the country are opposed to this. That's where the bipartisanship is, if you care about it."

And keeping Rush's point in mind, here's the statement that Boehner and McConnell could have offered:

With all due respect to President Obama, while we believe that the lines of communication should always remain open, the American people have spoken. A sizable majority reject ObamaCare and any further discussion on the matter would be an insult to the American people. Therefore, we must, with sincere regret, refuse his invitation at this time.

However, in the coming weeks, we will bring a number of step-by-step approaches back to the floor of the House and Senate that actually will make health care more accessible and more affordable for millions of Americans. And we trust that the majority party will not shut us out of the process this time around and that President Obama will remain open to a bipartisan health care session to discuss these measures.

1 posted on 02/10/2010 8:04:39 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Count on it.


2 posted on 02/10/2010 8:06:53 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Is water wet?


4 posted on 02/10/2010 8:10:43 PM PST by sport
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Nobody believes me but this is all part of Rahm’s “Operation Albatross” plan to sink the GOP for good.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2446043/posts

parsy, who labors on like that Mexican knight guy, whats-is-name, who tilted at a windmill, even though everybody laughed at him, called him names, and tried to hurt his feelings


5 posted on 02/10/2010 8:16:12 PM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I seriously believe that Obama hopes Iran gets nukes and does something in this country before the November election so he can shut them down and try to suspend the Constitution (which he cannot by law, do). He cannot suspend the whole thing. He can suspend habeus corpus is certain hotbed areas, but he does not have the power to say the whole thing isn’t in effect.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 8:22:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Hey, the CFIF stole my line!
7 posted on 02/10/2010 8:28:15 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB; All

Well .. I think Boehner has met with Rush (at least that’s what Rush said - they played golf together). Because of that .. it was interesting to watch Boehner’s calm manner and body language when Gretta interviewed him last night (I think it was last night). Gretta kept pressing him about what Boehner intended to do about the proposed summit with the President.

I just couldn’t get over the impression that Boehner wasn’t telling Gretta his plan because he didn’t want to tip his hand. Telling your enemy what you plan to do has gotten a lot of people killed (some literally). It’s better to spring a surprise - and leave the enemy holding the bag.

But .. if any repubs even try to deal with the dems regarding the 2 pieces of junk legislation that couldn’t get passed .. then they need to pack their bags .. because they have just been FIRED!!

And .. I heard that the President is planning on consolidating the House and Senate legislation (before the meeting), and then present it at the meeting .. leaving the repubs wide open to get pounded .. if they surrender (which Obama is counting on), the dems will have passed garbage legislation and they will be removed .. BUT .. the trap is .. if the repubs say NO and get up and walk out .. the dems will not be able to pass it and then Obama can get on TV every day and night and blame the repubs because Obamacare didn’t pass.

I hope the repubs are not stupid enough to fall for it.


8 posted on 02/10/2010 8:35:54 PM PST by CyberAnt (Healthcare is not a RIGHT guaranteed by the Constitution)
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Pubs with their heads on halfway straight, like Scott Brown, know that this has to go back to the drawing board. I hope they do not ignore the reason that Scott Brown joined them.


9 posted on 02/10/2010 8:38:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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They are not known as the "Stupid Party" for nothing. Hopefully, they can see Lucy is holding the football...

*see my tagline*

11 posted on 02/10/2010 8:42:26 PM PST by Gritty (Never bet against Republicans being outwitted - Ann Coulter)
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I haven’t read the article or the comments, but, sadly, yes.


14 posted on 02/10/2010 9:24:13 PM PST by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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Will Republicans, Once Again, Snatch Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory?

If they don't it will be evidence of procedural incompetence.

16 posted on 02/10/2010 9:26:11 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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