Obama's Healthcare Arrogance

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    It appears, despite attempts by Republicans to reach common ground on the healthcare debate with the presidetn, the Obama White House has refused any meetings with the opposition on the issue.

    GOP leaders sent the president a letter as far back as May asking to meet with him and forge some "common ground" regarding the issue, but to date, the White House has refused to accept any such meeting.

    Hope and Change indeed...


    Boehner: GOP leaders haven't met Obama for health talks since April - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
     
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    wow no quick liberal response on this...

    i'm shocked
     
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    I posted this in the health care forum. Strange . . . . silence from the left there, too.
     
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    If you want to see Obama arrogance, just wait until his big speech tonight... I'm sure it will be a dog and pony show like no other has been seen before. I'm going to attach the bullshit filters to my ears before I watch it. If I do that though, I won't hear anything said!
     
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    There will be his speech - and there will be the concerted effort by the media to spin said speech into "one of the most dramatic policy speeches in the history of the nation" or something similar...
     
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    Edit: Whoops, my bad. The analogy I originally presented wasn't really right for this thread. Still with asswipes like Grassley and Enzi as part of the opposition's "negotiators", this part still stands:



    'Bout time the Prez wised up.
     
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    How arrogant of him to admit the error of his ways, eh?


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    Obama: I "Probably Left Too Much Ambiguity" (VIDEO)
     
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    The arrogance is his refusal to meet with Republican leaders for 5 months on an issue that Obama himself described as being "of critical importance".

    You could also add lazy to his sins as well.

    Or it is possible Obama does not meet with other DC leaders because he does not have the real intellectual capacity to do so - that he is a speech reader, and little else?

    Perhaps all of the above...
     
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    After the way Republicans treated the Stimulus and then turned around trying to take credit for it in their own states, I can't exactly blame Obama. Why would he want to talk to a bunch of liars who don't want any sort of bill passed? They're on all the take anyways, so I'm not sure why you think any meetings would make a difference.

    Also, accusing Obama of being a "speech writer and little else" is low of even you. However, it's not unsurprising.
     
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    It is a possibility - Obama has yet to show any ability to actually lead.

    Perhaps tonight he will begin to change that, but up to this point, he has deferred largely to Pelosi and Reid, and that has only contributed more greatly to his drop in approval numbers...
     

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