From the screenplay The Blair Witch Project
Michael Williams: [sees dozens of stick-men hanging from trees] No redneck is this creative.
Wonderful line, except in this case those stick-men hanging from trees are Republicans
Given my fractured confidence in any bipartisan efforts initiated by the Obama administration, the results of yesterday’s “health summit” held at the Blair House, was of little surprise to me. Carefully done, so eloquent, such a phony display of reaching across the table…to kick the Republicans in the face.
From the Wall Street Journal:
FEBRUARY 25, 2010
The Summit Sideshow
Democrats still face big political challenges in passing health legislation
BY Kim Strassel
The thing to know about President Obama’s health talkfest is that it had zero to do with Republicans or their ideas. The GOP came, it spiritedly debated, it left. The president never budged. He never intended to.
The Summit Show was designed by Democrats for Democrats, to give Mr. Obama an all-day stage to inspire and exhort his party to charge once more into the health fray. It’s about “altering the political atmospherics,” admitted one senior Democrat. Yet for all the talk of “jump-start,” there’s little to suggest the ugly politics of passage have changed…
But the real question still remains…Did the Democrats fool anyone? As I was checking my email, I noticed an instant reply message from a colleague which stated that her work hours had been dropped to part-time. Ouch. Among friends both in the flesh and virtual, I know of at least 36 that are currently unemployed. My own argument against this push for nationalized healthcare is that it should not be a priority at the moment. I thought after the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts, the Democrats understood that the country wanted them to concentrate on JOBS.
Get it? JOBS?
I thought Obama promised to be the “people’s president”.
So why isn’t he listening?
Obama, open your ears. Hear your people.
Autographed Letter Signed,