August 25, 2009

Democrats: We Can’t Pass Health Care Because of Those Damn Republicans! Don't Be FOOLED It's ALL A Democratic Game Folks.The Drama & Blame Game is BS!

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Democrats: We Can’t Pass Health Care Because of Those Damn Republicans
written by Patterico
August 19, 2009

Obama and Congressional Democrats decide to run against a party out of power, and the New York Times is only too happy to play along:

Given hardening Republican opposition to Congressional health care proposals, Democrats now say they see little chance of the minority’s cooperation in approving any overhaul, and are increasingly focused on drawing support for a final plan from within their own ranks.

Top Democrats said Tuesday that their go-it-alone view was being shaped by what they saw as Republicans’ purposely strident tone against health care legislation during this month’s Congressional recess, as well as remarks by leading Republicans that current proposals were flawed beyond repair.

Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, said the heated opposition was evidence that Republicans had made a political calculation to draw a line against any health care changes, the latest in a string of major administration proposals that Republicans have opposed.

“The Republican leadership,” Mr. Emanuel said, “has made a strategic decision that defeating President Obama’s health care proposal is more important for their political goals than solving the health insurance problems that Americans face every day.”

Damn Republicans.

If only the Democrats could somehow seize control of the presidency and the House, and get a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Then maybe they could pass this popular legislation that the public so clearly favors. [/sarcasm]

Lord Nazh commented: The article (and the Dems) are using the Republican opposition to the bill as the reason that they aren’t getting anything done when they have only been striving for bi-partisanship because they can’t come up with a bill that all Democrats like.

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