In an interview with Katie Couric last night right before the Super Bowl, President Obama announced that he is scheduling a bipartisan commission to go over the best ideas for health insurance reform. It will take place on February 25th. The idea is to bring Republicans back into the dialog after they took their ball and went home. They did this saying they had nothing to contribute as long as a public option was on the table. Well, now it’s gone and the President is extending his hand.
It was, of course, immediately smacked away. Here’s House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA):
After going it alone on health care reform for nearly a year, President Obama has decided he wants to bring Republicans into the conversation. Here’s the problem: unless the President and Speaker Pelosi are willing to scrap their government take over and hit the reset button, there’s not much to talk about.
In other words, abandon everything you’ve fought for and then we’ll talk.
Obstructionism. Dangerous, confounding, anti-American obstructionism.
Republicans are hurting America and there is simply no argument to be made that they aren’t.
Part I HERE.
I’m just sayin’…