Thursday, February 25, 2010

Health Care Summit

Just a short little comment on the Barack Obama's farcical health care summit.  According to Webster's Dictionary, the word bipartisan is defined as "of, relating to, or involving members of two parties ; specifically : marked by or involving cooperation, agreement, and compromise between two major political parties."  Seems pretty straightforward to me.

Before, during, and after the summit, the Republicans asked that the current bills on the table be scrapped and that both sides begin working on a new bill.  They want to find the areas of agreement and work on crafting a bill that incorporates those ideas.  Sounds pretty close to the definition of bipartisan to me.

Apparently the Democrats have a different definition of bipartisan. The Democrats on the other hand, feel that bipartisanship involves taking their ideas and accepting those ideas.  Since the GOP would not agree with Obama's plan, the Democrats plan to push forward their ideas and use reconciliation.

Every major poll shows that most Americans do not want the current Democratic bills being considered.  Nearly everyone agrees we need some reform.   It was interesting to watch a focus group on the Sean Hannity show tonight.  The group was half Republican and half Democrat.  They were nearly unanimous in agreement that the folks in DC are not listening to the public.  They were also nearly unanimous in agreement that they did not want the Senate to use reconciliation to pass a bill most do not want.
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