Posted by: arnegrim | February 26, 2010

Smoke and mirrors fill Pandora’s box

That’s all that exists of Obama’s call for bipartisanship.  After hours, during a televised conference, of Democrats defending their overreaching healthcare bill and no attempt to find common ground, Obama ended the session with an ultimatum to Republicans… you have a few weeks, a month or so…

Well, it wasn’t even 24 hours…

“Democrats pushed hard to revive President Barack Obama’s stalled health care overhaul on Friday — and pointed to glimmers of hope — but the long odds facing them seemed little changed after Obama’s extraordinary summit with both parties’ leaders.

At the White House, press secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama would unveil a “way forward” next week on legislation that has been his foremost domestic priority…”

“…The Democrats seem ready to use “reconciliation,” a seldom-used procedure that could let them push legislation through the Senate with a simple majority.”

Democrats, take this as a warning… Opening up the ‘reconciliation’ tool on such a monstrosity may look pleasant to you now that you are the majority… but that attitude will change quickly once you are the minority and you realize the Pandora’s box you’ve opened up… and that may happen as quickly as November.


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