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February 08, 2010


The House Republican response to the President's proposed summit can be found here. It points out several issues that the Dems might prefer to keep submerged:

-- A majority of Americans oppose the House and Senate health care bills and want to start over

-- Possibility of "jamming through" health care reform by way of reconciliation

-- Making any proposed bill available to members of Congress and the American people at least 72 hours beforehand

-- Inclusion in this discussion of congressional Democrats who have opposed the House and Senate health care bills

-- Kickbacks and sweetheart deals in the Senate bill

-- State objections to forced purchase of insurance

-- State objections to raising costs on the states

-- The President's "harsh, misleading partisan attacks" on Dems.

I'm glad to see the last point. Throughout his term, Obama has never ended his attacks on Republicans, including that ones contained ironically within this request for bipartisanship. It's about time the Republicans called him on it.

"Throughout his term, Obama has never ended his attacks on Republicans,..."

So what? Throughout his term, Republicans have "never ended" their attacks on Obama.

daniel, if you go back to George Bush, you'll find politeness towards Democrats. He genuinely set out to work with the Dems and he succeeded. He got lots of Dem support on NCLB, tax cuts, war on terror, war in Iraq, campaign finance reform, etc. Part of his effort to secure bipartisanship was NOT blasting Dems publicly at every opportunity.

Republicans have been quite limited in their personal attacks on Obama. Early on there were no attacks. Even today, you don't find attacks of the sort and magnitude we saw against W.

What color is the sky in your world, David?

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