Gerry Canavan

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OpenLeft: On February 8th, Republican House leader John Boehner sent a letter to the White House, demanding that the White House post online any health care proposal it wished to discuss at the health care summit:

If the President intends to present any kind of legislative proposal at this discussion, will he make it available to members of Congress and the American people at least 72 hours beforehand?

So, four days later, the White House accepted this demand, and announced it would post a legislative proposal online more than 72 hours before the summit:

Since this meeting will be most productive if information is widely available before the meeting, we will post online the text of a proposed health insurance reform package.

So, naturally, the next day, Boehner attacked the White House for giving into his demand:

“A productive bipartisan discussion should begin with a clean sheet of paper,” Boehner said in a statement.

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  1. I think this just goes to show the Republicans aren’t interested in debating, just in shouting down the opposition and proving them “wrong” regardless. Obama wasn’t wrong when he told the Republican leadership that fighting him on everything, with rhetoric along the lines of “the White House eats babies and wants to destroy American freedom,” will get them in trouble with their constituents back home. When you make compromise an impossibility, don’t be surprised when it’s impossible to compromise.


    February 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm

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