This pretty much sums up where we are on health care reform
Bill Murchinson of the Creators Syndicate has nailed it, courtesy of RealClearPolitics:
“In an interview before the Super Bowl, President Obama announced a Feb. 25 half-day “bipartisan health care summit” that he said would be televised live. The president said he wanted to see what Republicans could bring to the table — except he won’t allow them to propose taking time to start over again. No way, it seems, are we going to hit reset. We’re going to figure a way to meld two bills that nobody anywhere likes very much.
“Obama’s aggressive tone to Republicans — “How do you want to make sure that the 30 million people who don’t have health insurance can get it? What are your ideas specifically”? — pretty much dooms the event, save as an occasion for Democratic and media bashing of Republicans. On the other hand, that may not matter. Polls show Americans opposed to health care in its present big government configurations. Attempts to cram — the precise the word for it — health care down the nation’s throat will meet a popular hostility, for which it seems to me the Washington establishment isn’t prepared.”
By the way, why would you bring up health care reform — hated by the public — prior to the Super Bowl anyway? Someone who doesn’t get no said to him enough, advised by delusional White House staffers, dreaming in color about health care reform glory — yeah, those guys.