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.
Count on it.
Is water wet?
Nobody believes me but this is all part of Rahm’s “Operation Albatross” plan to sink the GOP for good.
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
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.
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.
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.
*see my tagline*
I haven’t read the article or the comments, but, sadly, yes.
If they don't it will be evidence of procedural incompetence.