Health care summit

 Posted by at 19:32  Politics
Feb 252010

President Obama hosted what was billed as a bipartisan health care summit in D.C. today. There was, in reality, nothing bipartisan about it. The Republicans (as expected) spent the entire day whining and insisting that unless things are done their way they won’t be done at all.

This exchange between President Obama and Johnny McCain is pretty much indicative of what went on all day…

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For some reason (dementia, perhaps?), it seems that Johnny has yet to realize that he lost the election. In fact, the entire Republican party appears not to have yet realized that they are in the minority. Most Democrats have not yet realized it, either.

P.S. In case you did not catch the summit on the telemachine, OFA has put together some good highlights.

  3 Responses to “Health care summit”

  1. Where has John been all these years when states had differences in medicare coverage? He acts like this is new news…it’s not Obama who made those differences.

    Let’s move forward and get something done. If John had his way, they’d talk about the process from now until the next election; where once again nothing would be done.

    I don’t believe it’s perfect; but I believe we must start somewhere.


  2. I actually think both men have a point. But if McCain was serious about having the same set of rules for everyone he would not have opposed the universal healthcare that the Obama administration originally wanted. But McCain is also correct in the absolute absurdity of all the little back room deals and exceptions made for these individual states. All in all both sides are fucked.

    Sorry for my language.

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