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The GOP is afraid that Democrats WILL pass a bill without them….

This from The Hill.…….

Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona on Sunday threw more cold water on the chances that his party would cooperate with a Feb. 25 healthcare reform summit at the White House, protesting that Democrats already seem poised to force a bill through Congress.

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Kyl echoed a claim that congressional Republicans have made for the past week, that President Barack Obama and House and Senate Democrats intend the summit as a public display and not a genuine dialogue. He quoted a recent Wall Street Journal article that asserted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has “set the stage” for using reconciliation to pass the bill. That controversial legislative tactic could allow the bill to pass the Senate with 51 votes instead of 60 as usually required to break a filibuster.

This from Politico.….

As the harshest critic of the White House health care summit, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Saturday released the second statement in two days sniffing at the attempt at fostering some bipartisanship on health care reform.

Boehner seems to be setting expectations — that the summit will be nothing more than a White House-scripted production masking a pre-determined outcome.

Boehner, however, does not suggest that either he or other Republicans plan to skip the event.

The Dog has been sniffing around and has come to the conclusion that several things are going on behind closed door…….First…..President Obama stung by criticism and tired of being portrayed as being soft has decided to finally ‘man-up’…he has made it be known that he us the Presidency’s ‘Executive Power’ to move ahead of some issues and from the signals being given by the Republican’s …….there will probably be a Healthcare Bill passed afterall based on the Senate’s version.…..

Once the Healthcare Bill is out of the way…..things will calm down and Obama will have to get out in the hustling to help the democrats in Congress patch up things and blunt the ‘Scott Brown’ effect…..

It has taken long enough…..

By the way….The GOP has its own problems between moderates and conservatives…..

February 14, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , ,


  1. threw more cold water on the chances that his party would cooperate with a Feb. 25 healthcare reform summit at the White House,

    Didnt WE already have one of these with the press and the GOP got upset cause they felt like they werent able to present their case

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 14, 2010 | Reply

    • Obama is just setting them up…they know it…..it really does appear that the dem’s are going to try to do this on their own…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 14, 2010 | Reply

  2. Poll numbers are more kabuki theater – the golden rule – the guy with gold makes the rules – is what governs this Country – everything else and I mean everything is window dressing. Stop wasting time arguing among yourselves and focus on solutions – everyone – everyone agrees health care is crippling the overall economy bleeding the middle class and making business less competitive – here’s a solution to HELP those of us not in politics and who could give a hoot over which side scores political points – vote your pocket books!

    “Use Senate reconciliation and expand Medicare via the Senate’s buy-in provisions. The CBO has already signed off on this as a means of saving money.

    More importantly, if more Americans can do a buy-in with Medicare, it creates more cost control (because there’s a genuine “public option” competitor).

    It also helps to solve the problems of pre-existing conditions, because Medicare does not deny coverage on this basis.

    Allowing a Medicare buy-in to Americans under 65 would give people a genuine alternative to private insurance and thereby render the pre-existing question moot.

    It would also lower Medicare costs by expanding the risk pool of patients (the great bulk of medical expenses are accounted for by a small number of people, mostly the elderly, requiring very expensive treatment).

    And it would substantially enhance the global competitiveness of American corporations. After all, in what other country in the world is health care a marginal cost of production for business?” – Roosevelt Institute Marshall Auerback

    Comment by JourneyHome | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • Very…very…. good come back……don’t be a stranger here!

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

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