Monday, February 22, 2010


OK, the White House's problem with health care reform was a Democratic Party that can't close ranks around any plan and a Republican Party that's united in the belief that anything the Democrats propose is not only unacceptable but intrinsically evil.

So the White House just unveiled a health care plan of its own. How's it working out?


Pelosi, Hoyer cool on Obama's health plan

Both Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) released statements on the president's plan that were notably muted.

Pelosi said merely that the new plan contains some "positive elements" from the House and Senate bills....

Hoyer, meanwhile, was almost entirely neutral on the proposal.

"In combining elements of the House and Senate-passed bills, the President has drawn a blueprint of ideas that have been thoroughly debated and publicly examined," Hoyer said....


Boehner: President's Health Care Proposal Jeopardizes Summit, Doubles Down on Failed Approach Americans Have Already Rejected...

"The President has crippled the credibility of this week’s summit by proposing the same massive government takeover of health care based on a partisan bill the American people have already rejected. This new Democrats-only backroom deal doubles down on the same failed approach that will drive up premiums, destroy jobs, raise taxes, and slash Medicare benefits....

Wow, that broke the logjam, didn't it?

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