Dems: Join Us At a Bipartisan Summit After We've Settled on Reconciliation for Health Care
2:56 PM, Feb 11, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Just a thought for President Obama, but perhaps it is something like this scenario that leads "too many of our citizens [to lose] faith [in] our biggest institutions" including the federal government.
The president of the party in power invites the party out of power to a televised, bipartisan summit to have a "substantive discussion" about health care while the leaders of his own party are simultaneously scrambling to pass an already-finished version of health-care legislation through reconciliation, making the "substantive discussion" the president wants to have rather irrelevant:
More from Primus, who was speaking at the National Health Policy Conference hosted by Academy Health and Health Affairs:
I'm still of the mind that if the president invites you to a summit, you go, and when you get there you make the case that this whole thing is a cynical charade. Pelosi, with Obama's knowledge, is making that case easy to make.