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Monday, February 08, 2010

Yes Turns to Maybe to No With Republicans

Today John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Eric Cantor (R-Va) sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, "posing questions Republicans want answered before they agree" to meeting with Presiden Obama over health care.

"Assuming the President is sincere about moving forward on health care in a bipartisan way, does that mean he will agree to start over so that we can develop a bill that is truly worthy of the support and confidence of the American people?”

“If the starting point for this meeting is the job-killing bills the American people have already soundly rejected, Republicans would rightly be reluctant to participate.”

And there’s this: “Will Republicans be permitted to invite health care experts to participate?”

Plus: “Will the special interest groups that the Obama Administration has cut deals with be included in this televised discussion?”

You put your right foot in,
You put your right foot out,
You put your right foot in
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey Pokey
And you turn yourself around,
That's what it's all about.


  1. Are they kidding? Talk about a bunch of spiteful , spoiled little goons.

  2. You got it, but I'm thrilled at ABC for mentioning all the ones who supported various bills and are now saying no.

  3. Found this joke somewhere (can't remember where):

    Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote “The Hokey Pokey,” died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in, then the trouble started.

    No wonder Boehner and Cantor look so grim-faced.

  4. Will Republicans be permitted to invite health care experts to participate?”

    Considering that they think a biology expert is someone who believes the Earth is 6,000 years old and Adam commuted to work on a triceratops, I'm not too optimistic about what their concept of a "health care expert" would be.

  5. Infidel: Actually I think they're referring to someone from the health insurance industry.
    But you never know. They might want to exhume Adam.

  6. I have never seen such classic examples of THE LOADED QUESTION. They rank right up there with "Are you still beating your wife?" These questions set my hair afire! AAARRRGGGHHH! BJ