Thursday, February 25, 2010

What a waste of time and talk

Today Barack Obama held his healthcare summit.  Nothing happened.  Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans budged from their pre-summit positions.  And, you know what, that was the expected result.  It was the Democrats intended result.

A Democrat source told Politico that the summit itself was held simply to "give a face to gridlock, in the form of House and Senate Republicans."  (Link to story here.)  It was never intended, at least by the Democrats, as a forum to share ideas or work toward some agreement.

Plans have already been made, according to the same Politico story, to push toward the shady, partisan, Democrats-only process of reconciliation next week.

Public opinion be damned.  (Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.)

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