I am a bit confused....Please help

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    I just heard that Gibbs told the press corp that President Obama is going to work with the republicans on the health care legislation.

    Great to hear.

    But I am confused. According to the vocal left, Obama, Gibbs, Pelosi, Reid, Schumer, etc.etc.etc, they always WANTED to work with the republicans but the republicans were strictly obstructionists that wanted the status quo and refused to work with the democrats.

    So I am confused. Why do they believe the republicans will want to work with him now...especially seeing as they have even less reason to have to.

    Or were the left, Obama, Gibbs, Pelosi, Reid, Schumer, erc., etc., etc full of crap and lying to the American people when they said they wanted to work with them, but they refused.
     
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    The answer is B. They are lying about trying to work with the GOP. You can tell they were lying.... their mouths were moving.
     
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    LMAO....

    And yes....they were lying for political gain. Only the left believed the rhetoric.
     
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    Maybe they'll put those honest, transparent, bipartisan work sessions on C-Span. ( Ha ha Chanel made a funny!)
     
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    The left still believe Obama is the Messiah and walks on water. If he could turn water into wine, he could get the economy moving again.... but sadly, apparently, he is just a man. Shocking, isn't it.
     
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    This is true of all politicians. It is not exclusive to the Democrats.
     
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    I could be wrong, but i think it probably went something like this:

    Dem: Hey Repubs. Here's what we're going with. Want to put your name on it?

    Repub: No, this bill is crap.

    Dem: Ok obstructionist, we'll do it without you.
     
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    Not liking or accepting the things that were being offered by the Democrats doesn't mean the Republicans won't work with the Democrats. As I understand it, the Democrats didn't like or want any of the stuff the Republicans had to suggest so like little kids on the playground, they said "play my way or you can't play." In simpler terms, the Democrats shut the Republicans out of the Health Care Reform bill-writing procedure simply because the Republicans wouldn't play their way. I think everybody in the United States would like Health Care Reform BUT the big difference is the majority of Americans want something that is realistic and that can be paid for without running up the debt like the Democrats are so determined to do.
     
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    I just suggested on another thread - DO IT PIECEMEAL! There are several issues that we can all agree on. Do the easy shit first and then they can all pat themselves on the back. And it won't cost $3 trillion.
     
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    Remember what Obama said to GOP congressional leaders during the stimulus package negotiations, early in his presidency?

    "I won."

    Doesn't sound much like a reacher across the aisler to me.
     
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