August 16, 2009

"Republican pressure?"

The Associated Press:

Bowing to Republican pressure, President Barack Obama's administration signaled on Sunday it is ready to abandon the idea of giving Americans the option of government-run insurance as part of a new health care system.

Facing mounting opposition to the overhaul, administration officials left open the chance for a compromise with Republicans that would include health insurance cooperatives instead of a government-run plan. Such a concession probably would enrage Obama's liberal supporters but could deliver a much-needed victory on a top domestic priority opposed by GOP lawmakers.

"Republican pressure?" Republican? There is absolutely NO NEED for Obama to "bow" to the GOP for ANYTHING. The Democrats have a large majority in the House and a virtual filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Thus, why would the leader of the party have to "bow" to the opposition at all?

Oh, let's see, perhaps -- as the AP conveniently omits -- that "mounting opposition" just happens to be among the American public at large.

But 'ya make the GOP the seeming "bad guy" in all this somehow, right?

Posted by Hube at August 16, 2009 03:18 PM | TrackBack

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I love it. I thought the GOP was dead and irrelevant just two months ago. We had to agree to the agenda or else we would be a 21% joke. Now we are running the country from the minority. These guys are never right.

Posted by: Republican David at August 16, 2009 09:37 PM

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