Does anyone doubt that the GOP will say 'no thanks' -- to the cameras -- calling it a stunt? Does anyone think Obama won't give in -- after chastising them for being hypocritical -- in the name of bipartisanship?
President Barack Obama says it's time for Republicans who have attacked his health care proposals from the sidelines to step before the cameras and present their own ideas.In the first major move to revive his health care agenda after his party's loss of a filibuster-proof Senate majority, Obama on Sunday invited GOP and Democratic leaders to discuss possible compromises in a televised gathering later this month.
It comes amid widespread complaints that Democrats' efforts so far have been too partisan and secretive.
The Feb. 25 meeting's prospects for success are far from clear. GOP leaders demanded Sunday that Democrats start from scratch, and White House aides said Obama had no plans to do so.read more...