Tuesday, February 09, 2010

GOP: "Bipartisanship"? We don' need no stinkin' bipartisanship!

Apparently, the GOPers in DC, much like the GOPers at the AZ Capitol, consider "bipartisanship" to be short for "Democrats doing exactly what we want."

From The Hill, last September 9th -

The ball is in President Obama's court to reach out to Republicans if he wants a bipartisan bill on healthcare reform, House GOP Leader John Boehner (Ohio) said Monday morning.

Boehner told reporters that the president has not invited House GOP leaders to the White House for meetings on healthcare reform since the end of April.
From the LA Times, February 6, 2010 -

Reporting from Washington - In a high-stakes bid to revive his healthcare overhaul, President Obama announced during a pre-Super Bowl television interview that he would convene a bipartisan summit in which Republicans and Democrats would try to forge a compromise while a national TV audience watched.
So, the GOPers are getting exactly what they asked for, so the legislative logjam in DC is loosening, right?

Not so much -

From the Washington Post, today (February 9, 2010) -
Leading House Republicans raised the prospect Monday night that they might refuse to participate in President Obama's proposed health care summit if the White House chooses not to scrap the existing reform bills and start over.
No word if the "prospect raising" was accompanied by the GOPers stamping their feet and shouting "waahhhh! I can't hear you!" with their fingers in their ears...

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