Posted by: arnegrim | January 4, 2010

Reaching across the aisle…

Promising to bring in a new attitude of bipartisanship and unity, Obama was elected to the office of President of the United States.

In keeping with that pledge, “House and Senate Democrats intend to bypass traditional procedures when they negotiate a final compromise on health care legislation, officials said Monday, a move that will exclude Republican lawmakers“…

oh… uh… did I get something wrong here?

“The issue is so partisan that only one Republican, Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao of Louisiana, has cast a vote in favor of the legislation.”

hmmmm… but why?

“Bypassing a formal conference committee enables Democrats to omit time-consuming procedural steps in the Senate and prevents Republicans from trying to delay the final negotiations…”

is that all?

“…Additionally, Republicans would have the right to demand votes on nonbinding proposals once negotiators for the two houses were appointed. That could, in turn, require Democrats to vote on political controversies such as wiping out the legislation’s proposed cuts in Medicare, the type of issue that could easily be turned into attack ads in next fall’s campaign.

Ahhhh… and effort of self-preservation… they see the writing on the wall.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100104/ap_on_bi_ge/us_health_care_overhaul

Way to lead by example!!

One ‘bright spot’… any junk that comes from this bill… is all on the Democrats and Obama.

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