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Compromise: the one way street

Posted in Health Care, Obama with tags on February 27, 2010 by MTR

Barack Obama needs to grab a dictionary and look up the word “Compromise.”

Webster defines “compromise” as:
1 a : settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions b : something intermediate between or blending qualities of two different things

Obama is exasperated with the Republicans because they won’t compromise with him on the health care bill. But it’s not compromise he’s seeking; Obama wants the Republicans to roll over and play dead in order to pass his legislation.

The Summit of the other day was nothing but a dog and pony show. Obama went there to let people know that he was still president. He went there to ridicule Republicans. But the Republicans went to the Blair House meeting actually to work, to bring forth ideas and every one of them were trashed.

There was no attempt on Obama’s part to “compromise,” to seriously discuss any major issue on the health care bill. And Obama’s final statement proved that. He essentially said that if the Republicans weren’t willing to play ball with him, that he would ram the bill through congress using the reconciliation process.

What a surprise……

Considering that Obama had already put up his 11 page proposal on the White House website, it was more than evident that anything the Republicans would have recommended were not about to be placed into consideration. And Obama even walked away from the Summit without even accepting any of the Republican ideas.

So either Obama doesn’t know the definition of “compromise” or the Summit wasn’t really about sharing ideas in order to actually create real health reform