President Obama has scheduled a health care summit for later this month. The purpose? To offer the public promised transparency after refusal to do so until pesky Scott Brown put the kibosh on the Democratic health care overthrow.
Obama desires to, “resolve remaining differences between the House and Senate versions of their own legislation in advance of the meeting.” Which translated means Obama, through persuasive rhetoric, will attempt to convince “uncooperative” Republicans to accept a “final bill” they were supposedly called there to discuss.
Obama will host a “Lights, camera action” thrashing out of a bill, but the whole scenario will lack genuine, productive debate. Sort of like Obama employing fruitless tea and crumpet negotiation techniques to convince Mahmoud Ahmadinejad relinquish the march toward nuclear weapons.
Beforehand Barry, Harry and Nancy will decide what and how it’s going to go. The trio will shuffle the Senate and Congressional bill like a deck of cards into an unbending, final version. Then a transparent Obama will summon Republicans to Summit House, offer them the limited choice of accepting what has already been decided upon, or be portrayed as “uncooperative” and lacking concern for the struggles of the American people.
Collaborative Democrats contend, “Starting from scratch is not an option.” Republicans [thank God] refuse to budge because they say they, the House and Senate Democratic bill is not a launching off point because both bills include tax increases, which economically would be a disastrous thing to do.
While the master of Greek column special effects positions himself as being open to discussion. The real goal will be to present a conciliatory President strapped with the burden of immature politicians. The hope is to again “turn the tide” and convince the public obstinate Republicans need to, “participate like mature adults, and not just say ‘no’ to everything.”
The Summit holds zero promise of compromise based on the numerous proposals Republican’s have presented to the health care debate, all have which have been ignored. Reading the teleprompter as Republicans wave varying proposals in his face Obama looks right and left purposely ignoring suggestions like those offered by Jim DeMint.
Obama discounts the smart kid in the first row raising his hand to answer every question and than penalizes the child for lacking class participation.
At the Republican retreat a frustrated Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) challenged the President saying, “Mr. President, multiple times from your administration there have come statements that Republicans have no ideas and no solutions, in spite of the fact that we’ve offered, as demonstrated today, positive solutions to all of the challenges we face.” Security, oh security could you see this guy to the door please?
The Summit ruse has the potential to be nothing more than “political theatre” with Obama luring Republicans into a trap. Once at Blair House Obama will present a bad and worse finalized health care bill. Republicans will be asked to concur, as to whether America should be tied to the tracks in the path of an oncoming train, hurled over a cliff or immolated? When Republicans refuse to accept any of the three a teary-eyed Obama can turn to the camera, amidst soaring violins, and confirm the opposing party uncaring contrarians and Democrats tireless workers on behalf of the American people.
One problem Obama may also be overlooking. The nation is tuned into Obama’s INVESCO field theatrics and are sick of smoke and mirror subterfuge that benefits only Barack and hurts the American people—let’s hope Obama’s wily Summit stunt backfires.