GOP demands White House post health care proposal online, then attacks WH for doing exactly that

by: Chris Bowers

Mon Feb 15, 2010 at 10:30

Here is one from the "negotiating in good faith" files.

On February 8th, Republican House leader John Beohner sent a letter to the White House, demanding that the White House post online any health care proposal it wished to discuss at the health care summit:

If the President intends to present any kind of legislative proposal at this discussion, will he make it available to members of Congress and the American people at least 72 hours beforehand?

So, four days later, the White House accepted this demand, and announced it would post a legislative proposal online more than 72 hours before the summit:

Since this meeting will be most productive if information is widely available before the meeting, we will post online the text of a proposed health insurance reform package.

So, naturally, the next day, Boehner attacked the White House for giving into his demand:

"A productive bipartisan discussion should begin with a clean sheet of paper," Boehner said in a statement.

I see.

Chris Bowers :: GOP demands White House post health care proposal online, then attacks WH for doing exactly that

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Bipartisan? (0.00 / 0)
Gosh, I'm starting to think that maybe the Republicans don't want to work with Obama in a bipartisan manner.  It's like when they demanded he acknowledge we are at war with terrorists, then criticized him for killing too many terrorists.  We'd better give the Republicans only a few hundred more chances to work with us.

My guess is that the GOP sit around the cloakroom (0.00 / 0)
and compare lip marks on their asses.  Any president clueless enough to work with these people deserves the ridicule he gets.

"Oh. My. God. .... We're doomed." -- Paul Krugman

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It's Back To The Bitch-Slap Theory (4.00 / 3)
The more blatant the GOP is, the more transparent that they're just jerking the Dem's chain, the more power they have: they win!

When is Obama going to finally stop letting them set the agenda?

The 10th of Never sounds about right.

"You know what they say -- those of us who fail history... doomed to repeat it in summer school." -- Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Season 6, Episode 3


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