I thought somebody wanted to get combative if Scott Brown won? I guess that like all the other Obama promises were meant to be broken. Now Obama wants to take a softer, gentler, bi-partisan tone. In a sit down with George Stephanopoulos Obama had this to say about healthcare reform:
"Here's one thing I know and I just want to make sure that this is off the table: The Senate certainly shouldn't try to jam anything through until Scott Brown is seated," the president said. "People in Massachusetts spoke. He's got to be part of that process."
"I think point number two is that it is very important to look at the substance of this package and for the American people to understand that a lot of the fear mongering around this bill isn't true," Obama said.
"I would advise that we try to move quickly to coalesce around those elements of the package that people agree on," he said.
In other words, he has not given up on this disaster, rather than ramming it down our throats, he is going to try to sucker an unprincipled Republican into signing on to it. Getting a few dim bulbs on the right to go along with government take over of healthcare is just what jittery Democrats need to pass this bill. Right now as the bill stands it would be fully the Democrat’s fault for passing it. Add on a few foolish Republicans and the Dems might have political cover and a defense in 2010.
This will be Scott Brown’s true test. Will he know enough not to take the bait? Frankly I am more worried about the usual suspects on the right (paging Snowe and Collins) who will fall for this tactic once a few conservative ideas are thrown into the mix.
Via: ABC News