Oh my: GOP ready to boycott ObamaCare summit?

posted at 6:38 pm on February 19, 2010 by Allahpundit

I’m reading between the lines, but you don’t have to read too closely. Greg Sargent reported a few hours ago that Reid is now openly talking about using reconciliation not only to pass O-Care but to pass a public option too. I still think it’s a bluff, but that’s a provocative bit of muscle-flexing ahead of a meeting with the GOP that’s supposedly aimed at compromise and conciliation.

Now here comes Cantor with a statement of his own responding to Reid. You tell me: Is this or is this not an implied threat?

“If the President is sincere about moving forward in a bipartisan fashion, he must take the reconciliation process – which will be used jam through legislation that a majority of Americans do not want – off the table. By using the reconciliation process, the Administration and Democrat leaders are sending a clear signal that they still refuse to listen to the American people and have no interest in bipartisanship. To be certain, by using the reconciliation process, the Administration makes clear that their promise of bipartisanship is dead.

“If the President’s intention for the health care summit is to finally show that he is ready to listen and work in a bipartisan way to produce incremental reforms that the American people support, he is off to a rocky start. The health care bills that the Obama Administration has apparently combined to form a new plan – unfortunately again behind closed doors – have not only been rejected by the American people and Republicans, but by Democrats on Capitol Hill who have spent that past year arguing amongst themselves over them. I urge President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Leader Reid to stop trying to subvert the will of the American people and finally start listening to them.”

He and Boehner demanded once before as the price of negotiation that Democrats take reconciliation off the table, and their bluff was called. If Obama calls this bluff too, what choice do they have but to walk?

Eh, I don’t think they have the stones to do it. They’ll show, but the summit will very quickly devolve into a grievance session in which the GOP pounds the table about reconciliation and The One pounds the table about obstructionism. That’s all it was ever going to be anyway; Reid and Cantor are just setting up the props for Thursday’s show.


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They should go to the meeting and at the very start, ask Obama, in front of the camera, if the Libs intent is to push Disastercare thru with reconciliation. If the response is as expected, make the above statement again. Then in unison, stand up and exit the meeting.

jack herman on February 19, 2010 at 7:36 PM

It would be foolish to cede the entire forum to Obama and his minions. Have the cajones to debate him face-to-face, and not cut and run.

MitchFlorida on February 19, 2010 at 7:22 PM

And what debate is that? The one where the bill is already written and Obama is doing everything he can to tear this country in two? That debate?

Why would anyone who loves democracy want to force something like this, this, is clearly, clearly, not the will of the people?

What are they trying to prove anyway? Why are they still doing this? It is a loser politically…. and yet they go on and on and on… there must be some pretty horrible payoffs in that thing.

Something in that bill is going to benefit them directly or they would not throw away their careers over it. And throw away any chance of America regaining our economic footing.

We will never be a super power again. The Democrats have sold our prosperity to the unions.

petunia on February 19, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Can we get arm bands or something to show our support for the Republicans on this?

petunia on February 19, 2010 at 7:38 PM

MitchFlorida–it won’t be a debate. It’s a setup.

INC on February 19, 2010 at 7:38 PM

I think the Rs should do a presser with several different dog bowls to make the point that the problem is with the dog food.

Charles Krauthammer had this today on the failure of Obama to sell health care.

He failed because the utter implausibility of its central promise — expanded coverage at lower cost — led voters to conclude that it would lead ultimately to more government, more taxes, and more debt. More broadly, the Democrats failed because, thinking the economic emergency would give them a political mandate and a legislative window, they tried to impose a left-wing agenda on a center-right country. The people said no, expressing themselves first in spontaneous demonstrations, then in public-opinion polls, then in elections — Virginia, New Jersey, and, most emphatically, Massachusetts.

INC on February 19, 2010 at 7:40 PM

I can’t recall… was this “summit” supposed to be televised on C-SPAN?

If so, the GOP should show up and, explaining that this is the first involvement in the legislative process for this bill, insist that they start on page 1, and go through it line by line.

malclave on February 19, 2010 at 7:41 PM

It would be foolish to cede the entire forum to Obama and his minions. Have the cajones to debate him face-to-face, and not cut and run.

MitchFlorida on February 19, 2010 at 7:22 PM

The GOP is on the same side as the American people regarding Obamacare. So, there’s nothing to lose by refusing to engage in further discussion of failed legislation.

A good faith ‘start from scratch’ from Democrats should be the opening bid. If you want to talk “cajones”… well, isn’t it pretty much a no-biscuits move to let the other guy set the terms when you’ve already got the high ground?

Murf76 on February 19, 2010 at 7:42 PM

It is time to start the recall process in every state with a dem senator.
If your state doesn’t have such a process it is time to get a recall law on the ballot.

GardenGnome on February 19, 2010 at 7:42 PM

So let me get this straight; the President of the United States met with this country’s worst enemies without preconditions, but he won’t meet with it’s own elected officials without them?

RonF on February 19, 2010 at 7:35 PM

He’s only the elected POTUS. He swore the Oath but cannot keep it. He hasn’t governed, hasn’t directed, hasn’t led, hasn’t done anything except ride on AF1 across the Nation. He is unabled.

It’s good to be King.

/hE is not Disabled. He is Unabled. Because he’s a community organizer that is soooooo out of his element that he risks the security of our Republic.

Key West Reader on February 19, 2010 at 7:42 PM

What a great opportunity to call in sick and feel good about it….

Travis1 on February 19, 2010 at 7:43 PM

What they should do is show up with a copy of both the house bill and senate bill and start reading them out loud. When asked what they are doing they should say nobody in this room has read this bs and to get everyone on the same page both should be read.

Jacob Hammond on February 19, 2010 at 7:46 PM

We need an envoy to send to Obama’s Oval Office to tell him thanks but no thanks in no uncertain terms.

Scott Brown comes to mind.

fogw on February 19, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Reid and Cantor are just setting up the props for Thursday’s show.

I’ve got the popcorn.

GT on February 19, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Key West Reader on February 19, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Oh my, that was funny.

I hate to say it but Bill was so much better than Obama.

And… my expectations of Presidents is much lower now. So that is probably a good thing.

petunia on February 19, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Even if they extract a commitment to deep six reconciliation, how can anyone trust Obama at his word? Eight times Obama claimed that Health care talks would be an open and transparent process on Cspan… he has broken his word time and time again.

TonyR on February 19, 2010 at 7:53 PM

They should go to the meeting and at the very start, ask Obama, in front of the camera, if the Libs intent is to push Disastercare thru with reconciliation. If the response is as expected, make the above statement again. Then in unison, stand up and exit the meeting.

jack herman on February 19, 2010 at 7:36 PM

They need to stay disciplined and stay in the meeting. Walking out gives Obama free air-time. Most of his elections were won by eliminating the opposing candidates via dirty tricks. He does very poorly when confronted.

gh on February 19, 2010 at 7:57 PM

At 6pm on Wednesday night, the Republicans should be on every TV and radio program they can get on and explain to the American people that the Democrats are putting politics before the American people. The majority of Americans do not want this bill yet the Democrats are trying to sneak it through anyway. And the way they are doing this is by planning on bypassing the rules and blaming it on the Republicans.

Make sure the best speakers are on all the Thursday morning news shows. Hold a press conference in front of the Jefferson Memorial. Get on C-Span. Have speakers on talk radio. Make sure web site are up to date and explain what the Democrats are trying to do.

Run huge ads in Washington Post, NYT, Dallas, Atlanta, St. Louis, Chicago, LA Times, etc. Make it so hot the Democrats have to back off.

And I would ask the Tea Party Patriots to really go after all the Blue Dog House and Senate members. Turn up the heat.

huckleberryfriend on February 19, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Amy Bishop going for an insanity defense? Liberalism is a disease defense?

Dr Evil on February 19, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Living in Alabama apparently is. Her lawyer was talking about what a shock it waas for a Harvard Ph.D. to be denied tenure by a university in Alabama.

Wethal on February 19, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Obama is the moderator of this. He can cut off any speaker when he wants. And he get to speak for one side, too.

Wethal on February 19, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Wethal on February 19, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Wethal is right. BHO is not known for being a man of integrity. He will tilt the playing field so much it will be vertical.

INC on February 19, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Obama’s speech today, in which he pretty much said, “C’mon, you pricks, let’s see YOUR ideas,” should have made the decision for Republicans. If they come withing a Metro ride of that “summit” they should be flogged.

rivlax on February 19, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Check out Mike Pence here at CPAC, definitely sounds like they are boycotting the event.

commodore on February 19, 2010 at 8:16 PM

It would be foolish to cede the entire forum to Obama and his minions. Have the cajones to debate him face-to-face, and not cut and run.

MitchFlorida on February 19, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Mitch, If it is just Dems up there glad handing themselves then the press will lose interest pretty quickly. That’s what happened at the last Dem retreat when Barry et al just stood around patting each other on the back for doing such a great job on health care. It was boring and got scant coverage. I predict the same thing will happen this time, if the GOP doesn’t show. I really hope they stay away. Nothing is to be gained by attending this clusterfark.

WarEagle01 on February 19, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Living in Alabama apparently is. Her lawyer was talking about what a shock it waas for a Harvard Ph.D. to be denied tenure by a university in Alabama.

Wethal on February 19, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Well, hey. Look at it from Amy’s POV. BO got into the WH with nothing but a big, flapping yaw backed by a baritone voice.

Amy is the typical lib. I live in the South and have met many. They couldn’t believe that they ended up here having to deal with savages…. “Savages, I tell Ya!”

Meanwhile, all the “savages” are laughing their a$$es off wondering why they were saddled with some Harvard flunkie.

It’s easy to understand Amy’s wrath. There clearly is a hierarchy, a caste system, in the Dem party. Somewhere along the way Amy’s creds fell short. Hard to be a contender in the Lib “Big Picture” if you’re not a minority and barely functional.

Cody1991 on February 19, 2010 at 8:18 PM

It’s high time the GOP started listening to Limbaugh’s advise. Over the past two years, every piece of advise Limbaugh has offered the GOP has turned out to have been very good advise looking backwards. Most every move the McCain led GOP made during the same period of time has turned out to be a disaster looking backwards.

Moral of the story; screw the McCain types and start listening to those who have been right all along.

Leaders of the GOP should simply decline this trap, while showing the public why this is a show rather than an honest attempt to bring GOP ideas to the table. The public already is very skeptical of this man and his bed partners, as well as the MSM creatures who have lied to the public at every turn. Oh, and BTW, David (limpy) Brooks wants the GOP to show up at this set-up with an attitude of gratitude. This alone should make the GOP realize that this is a complete set-up.

If the GOP needs coverage, they simply need to contact the blogger of the year, and presto…

Keemo on February 19, 2010 at 8:21 PM

There is an interesting side issue to this. Harry is trying to drum up GOP votes for his “jobs” bill that he wants to put up for a vote on Monday. To get to 60, he needs some GOP votes, since Lautenberg is sick, and Teddy’s seat went to Brown. Somehow I don’t think he’s getting many takers.

Wethal on February 19, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Cody1991 on February 19, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Another complicating factor is that she couldn’t get a job with an Ivy League or top tier school. If she’s that great, you’d think some college in that group would have hired her. That the best job offer she could get to start with was Alabama no doubt ate at her over the years.

Wethal on February 19, 2010 at 8:25 PM

I now believe the Republicans have grounds to boycott this “summit”. If all negotiations are behind closed doors again and a bill is being finalized before the event, what’s the point in attending?

ROCnPhilly on February 19, 2010 at 8:25 PM

That the best job offer she could get to start with was Alabama no doubt ate at her over the years.

Wethal on February 19, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Exactly. Ed addressed the snobbery and elitism with CK tonight on Hugh’s show. Welcome to my world! We’ve dealt with this for decades. Now it’s coming full circle because with this administration you’re all despicable rednecks now. Not only that, but with the Dems in charge it’s worse than being rednecks. You are a peasant, a serf. Take any work you can get, pay your taxes and shut up.

Many of us in the South have been wondering how long it would take the rest of the country to wake up. ‘Bout time.

The Tea Party crowd have got it right.

Cody1991 on February 19, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Given that the ‘reconciliation’ bomb is still ticking, I’m beginning to wonder if Oobaka’s offer to the GOP isn’t part of a ‘one-two’ punch being planned by the ‘rats.

My ‘ambush spider sense’ is tingling concerning this ‘summit’.

To be blunt, Oobaka could give a sh!t less what the GOP wants, or thinks, about Health Care ‘Reform’ and he has given me NO SIGNALS that would lead me to believe otherwise.

‘I won’, was one of the few ‘honest’ admissions Oobaka has made so far and it is his operational ‘mind-set’.

Think about it. If the ‘rats are going push ‘reconciliation’, they need a ‘excuse’ to go that route. I’m not saying they aren’t arrogant, they are, but I don’t take them for fools [and neither should you].

Even if the excuse is as thin as rice paper, it’s still an excuse.

The meeting on Thursday will, IMO, set the stage for that.

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My solution? Hold a press conference this Monday. The Message: scrap reconciliation. Period. If there is no iron promise to ‘cease and desist’ by Wednesday, there will be no summit because the existence of any such plan renders ‘compromise’ moot.

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The press statement I would craft [for Wednesday]:

‘We can be partners to help solve any problems that currently exist, but we will not be enablers to any sham ‘reforms’. If the President and the Democrat Party want to impose additional taxes and regulations of the American Health Care system, so be it. If they want to expand the government’s hold over yet another private enterprise, so be it.

And they can do it without our assistance; they are the majority party, our consent is unneeded for this.

The very existence of a reconciliation process proves that.

Your refusal to scrap that process is proof enough that our ideas, our views and honestly offered solutions, and the desires of a majority of the American people are without merit.

That alone is reason enough to decline your invitation to ‘seek solutions together’.

Thank you, but no thank you, Mr. President.

If you want government-run health care, do it with your own two handss.

If you want to fix those problems that do exist, we will be more than happy to help.

Give us a call, we’ll be available. And that’s a promise.”

CPT. Charles on February 19, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Key West Reader on February 19, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Are you making fun of me?? I am so offended./

If the Republicans weren’t going to take my idea of all of them driving pick up trucks to the summit then I don’t want them to go.

Cindy Munford on February 19, 2010 at 8:44 PM

What the GOP should say to Obama: NUTS!

atheling on February 19, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Somewhere, sometime, you have to draw a line in the sand…THAT time is NOW.

lovingmyUSA on February 19, 2010 at 9:04 PM

The Rs shouldn’t go. It’s a setup.
They won the debate. If they show up at all they’ll snatch defeat from the jaws of victory-again.
They should have the stones to say, “No! We’re through talking about government taking over the healthcare system. It’s time to work out a plan to put the people back to work with real, productive, private sector jobs, not more government jobs.”

single stack on February 19, 2010 at 9:09 PM

That’s all it was ever going to be anyway

I suppose, in the light of everything that’s gone down, that you’re right. Upsetting me why this has to come down to political mind games all the time. Little boys(and girls)fighting for their part of the playground. No grown ups left in DC?

jeanie on February 19, 2010 at 9:22 PM

They need to stay disciplined and stay in the meeting. Walking out gives Obama free air-time. Most of his elections were won by eliminating the opposing candidates via dirty tricks. He does very poorly when confronted.

gh on February 19, 2010 at 7:57 PM

They should be voted out of office if they go.
Obama has all the free airtime he wants anytime he wants it from his presstitute whores!
As a poster said above the GOP needs to find its manhood and say unless the Dems give up reconciliation and start this thing from scratch there is no negotiation, no bipartisanship and this is only a photo-op and propaganda hit piece to paint the stupid repubs as obstructionists and ram the stupid takeover of the best heathcare in the world against the will of the vast majority of the American people.

If the Repubs show up they hand the power over to Obama and his merry band of socialists.

No-one in his right mind would enter a negotiation when the opponent says nothing is negotiable! Especially if the party being invited to the table is winning the argument to begin with!

dhunter on February 19, 2010 at 9:23 PM

The Republicans should not go to the White House for the healthcare talks with the President. They should find something else to do or somewhere else to go.

Sxyrzrbck on February 19, 2010 at 9:25 PM

I hope some GOP honchos read Hot Air, because there are some great ideas here. I like the idea of them showing up and making a point either reading from the bill or making demands, and then walking out (into the arms of waiting TV cameras) if he tries to shut them down.

YehuditTX on February 19, 2010 at 9:25 PM

The ObamaCare Summit is a Side-Show, spun for the sole purpose of covering up Obama’s lack of bi-partisanship and the Democrats closed door secret backroom deals.

If Obama is going to post his bill online Monday, why even waste time on a summit?

Oh. And, Where the hell are the JOBS???

TN Mom on February 19, 2010 at 9:42 PM

What the Republicans really need to do is assume the worst and come up with a strategy to point out how they did their part. The American people understand how these bills have been drafted. The American people will recognize the Republicans being shafted and a bill being rammed through without their input. The American people understand what’s happening so, inspite of the LSM, the word will filter out.

Ironically, this could really work out, but I feel they have to show up for it to work. Rahm Emanuel is nothing more than a Chicago thug if he tries to “Rahm” this through. If Obama goes along with it, he’s really the amateur we believe he is and doesn’t care about the country at all. Those are facts and it’s tough for the LSM to spin the facts on this one, it’s been hovering for too long.

Scott Brown won election in Massachusetts telling everyone he was the 41st vote. The Republicans will win really, really big in November by saying they’ll repeal this turkey. They will have no problem getting their message out, in spite of a LSM in the tank for the Democrats.

bflat879 on February 19, 2010 at 9:54 PM

I say wait for the new ‘bill’ to be introduced at least 3 days before the summit, as promised by Obama, and then decide. If the bill is a no show, the Republicans can then tell Obama to use the 25th summit to get their act together.

Birdseye on February 19, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Perhaps there is something to be learned or used from when Reagan confronted the air traffic controllers when they threatened to strike. Lousy connectivity prevents me from looking further into this.

ya2daup on February 19, 2010 at 9:56 PM

huckleberryfriend on February 19, 2010 at 7:58 PM

The problem is that the GOP doesn’t have any best speakers. All they have is a bunch of lap dogs who roll over and play dead whenever any opposition comes up. They are losers and loser only know how to act one way, like losers!
What we need is come Teapartyers or maybe Ann Coulter, someone who can think on their feet and take him down. That’s what the American people will respect, not a group of dolts who don’t want to seem “mean spirited”. They want someone who has the passion to stand up for what’s right!

flytier on February 19, 2010 at 10:18 PM

Boycott the meeting with the Communists and vow to run on the promise of repealing every bill passed by these corrupt fools!
The avalanche is coming and we can undo these crooked back room deals. My two duly elected Senators have had no say in the health care debate. That is Taxation Without Representation! If these Corrupt, Racist, Lying fools bankrupt the nation so be it! We can start from scratch and rebuild it without the EPA, DOE, Dept. of Education, etc. Wouldn’t it be nice? Republicans should not allow themselves to be made a fool of by Obama! Let the Corruptocrats solely own this farce.

Marco on February 19, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Prepare your size 10 shoes to be thrown at the POTUS!

Little Boomer on February 20, 2010 at 12:16 AM

Obama is the masterful Televison Magician!!! He will create a perfect storm for Republicans from which they can not escape Politically Alive!!! He will masterfully show American People that he is sincere and All Ears and he is ready to sit with the Republicans And Just like in the campaign he will convince those weak hearted gullible americans to agree with him pressuring Republicans to look his way and work with him. If that does not work he will outright Humiliate them,ridicule them. Republicans out of Respect and out of Fear of being called Racist will not counter attack . I predict that is how the game will end????!!!! It will be a Disaster for the Republicans. Hey, America, Please Pray for them and hope for the Miracle just like Brown’s Victory!!!

deeshant48 on February 20, 2010 at 12:33 AM

No negotiation! Incrementalism and compromise got us where we’re at! Everyone keeps missing that point. We are so far down the slippery slope of big government socialism we have to stop the slide and actually change direction NOT JUST SLOW IT DOWN. RINOS got us here and RINOs will apparently keep us going in the same direction by negotiating with an enemy out to destroy them (us). Stop the slide. Don’t attend. Force them to pass this disastercare and let the American people give them their answer in NOV. Stop this farce now!

jwp1964 on February 20, 2010 at 1:38 AM

REPUBLICANS: BOYCOTT THIS TRAP!

INSTEAD, BUY COMPETING TV TIME AND PRESENT YOUR HEALTH CARE PROPOSALS.

You might even be able to get equal time as this “summit” is nothing more than a political campaign-op.

EL on February 20, 2010 at 3:56 AM

Republicans can’t possibly win. Even with Superbowl ratings only 1/3 of the country would watch. It will probably be more like 1%. And the other 99% will get their understanding of it from the press.

Either Obama throws out statistics, guesstimates and quotes faster than Republicans and he wins for “mastery of subject matter” against “fumbling” “lost” Republicans, or

Obama wins for “relaxed” “measured” attitude in the face of “pedantic” “nitpicking” Republicans.

Or both.

Chris_Balsz on February 20, 2010 at 4:54 AM

There is an interesting side issue to this. Harry is trying to drum up GOP votes for his “jobs” bill that he wants to put up for a vote on Monday. To get to 60, he needs some GOP votes, since Lautenberg is sick, and Teddy’s seat went to Brown. Somehow I don’t think he’s getting many takers.

Wethal on February 19, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Neither Reid nor Pelosi have the votes to pass anything. The hill reported earlier this week that Reid has insufficient for his fake jobs bill. The louder they scream they are going to push it though the more likely it is simply a trick.

If they could do reconciliation they would have. Now they’re saying within sixty days. How many times have they put out a deadline on it? Three? Four?

The fact is, they are making heroes of the GOP. They GOP must cement that by publicly boycotting the meeting. Not one member of the GOP should go, but they should get on TV EVERY DAY and tell the American People that they are not going.

The GOP should tell the people they are not the party of no, that they are the party of “HELL NO!” and wear it as a badge of honor.

dogsoldier on February 20, 2010 at 7:50 AM

The GOP needs to stay away from this. They need to learn that whatever the milktoast moderates tell them they should do, they should do just the opposite.

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 20, 2010 at 7:56 AM

…Then in unison, stand up and exit the meeting.

jack herman on February 19, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Cantor/Boehner (hell, JOE WILSON) should start off by reading a statement that the administration and Dems are out of touch with the will of the people, list all the shenanigans and subterfuge that the former are attempting and then stand in unison and walk out.

Should have done that at the SOTU speech.

J.J. Sefton on February 20, 2010 at 8:23 AM

Can Boehner walk the walk? Unknown. He not in step all the way with fiscal conservativism…let’s see if Pence, Ryan and Cantor have kuhanas…demcraps will use summitt with them no matter if they go or not…it is a lose/lose either way with them…lay out your conditions and stick with it…get out the word first and use the same pr crap back on them…then dig in! American polls hate Obamacare, don’t foreget the people.

FloridaMike on February 20, 2010 at 9:25 AM

I do like that don’t appear and hold your own press conference and hand out your bill… but do not make it a complex bill. Make it a number of single bills on one sheet of paper. Demonstrate how clean and efficient legislation needs to be written. If you can’t describe what is to be done in a couple of paragraphs, then you are fooling with a system that has so many complexities you can’t track them.

Hell, hand out a bill that makes sure that no federal form to be filled out by anyone goes over two pages in length… and, really, one page should do.

One page government. Now THATS reform.

ajacksonian on February 20, 2010 at 9:31 AM

jack herman on February 19, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Totally agree. Hope someone on the GOP side is reading.

katablog.com on February 20, 2010 at 9:56 AM

I agree the summit on the 25th is a trap. The Republicans should send one person. A single janitor with a broom and waste bucket to sweep up the donkey $hit.

Metanis on February 20, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Reset the trap… Show up in mass, with extra folks who can wait outside the door. Have everyone carry copies of one or another of the so far Dem only proposed H C bills… Yes all 2000 pages… Highlight the 10 worst sections and the most confusing language, and then ask a continual stream of questions about the really bad stuff.
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At some critical point, use cell phone rings to set the timing, in unison have a chant start all around DC… ‘Hell no!’ or like that.
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Then, every one in and out of the meeting throw their copies of the Dem only bills into the air, and go home.
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RalphyBoy on February 20, 2010 at 12:58 PM

If they end up passing this the Rs can lock in their new majorities by promising the American people that they will use reconsciliation themselves to dismantle every single thing this junta has inflicted on them.

curved space on February 20, 2010 at 10:28 PM

They should boycott. This is pure bullshit, a ploy to keep Obamacare on the public radar when the public has already decided and said over and over and over WE DON’T WANT IT. What part of that can’t the man understand? The Republicans have public opinion on their side and that trumps the Democrats’ majorities. There is no reason for Repubs to dance to Barry’s fife and drum show.

evergreen on February 20, 2010 at 10:37 PM

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