Obama has set a trap and I certainly hope the Republicans don't fall for it. They have been invited to the Blair House on February 25, 2010, for a televised meeting (yeah like that's going to happen) to discuss Obamacare.
Obama must really think the Republicans are ignoramouses like his cohorts. He thinks by saying all the right things and even suggesting a "bipartisan" affair that they will fall unders his spell. I doubt that very much. We all know that his agenda is to make the Republicans the bad guys because they always say "no." And hopefully will continue to say "no" with this push to pass his healthcare bill. I think I have heard the phrase the "no, party." Great! I prefer that label it means that they are standing for what the people want not what Obama wants.
Has it even occurred to Obama and his cronies that his healthcare approval rating has dropped to 36 percent? Did they learn nothing with Scott Brown's winning Ted Kennedy's seat? That should have been a huge wake-up call, but no, they don't care. They never have cared what the people want or think, that has been made crystal clear.
Obama has positively no intention of making this a truly bipartisan effort. This televised strategy is little more than a public relations stunt by a desperate Administration. However,
I firmly believe that the Republicans have the good sense to see that this is a trap.
Rep. John Boehner sent the White House a letter saying Republicans are reluctant to participate if ObamaCare is the starting point. Rep. Tom Price said, "The only constructive discussions will start with a blank sheet of paper."
In fact, if the President were sincere in helping the American people, he would scrap his socialist healthcare plan and push aside all political partisanship and of course, special interests and devise something that we could all support and trust. However I wouldn't hold my breath. I have yet to see one truthful thing come out of the White House or from the entire Obama administration.
The Republicans need to stay strong and not be coerced into anything that will undermine their authority and make them the scapegoats. I sincerely hope they will stay aggressive and not give in no matter what the outcome. This nation needs them to stand up against this socialist administration.
From the words of a very good friend, "nuff, said."