(Satire) Yes Robert, the republican party called me, the little tiny bastard red-headed step-child blogger out in left field personally and asked me to start writing about this issue back on:
In a meeting with House Republicans at the White House Thursday, President Obama reminded the minority that the last time he reached out to them, they reacted with zero votes — twice — for his stimulus package. And then he reminded them again. And again. And again.
A GOP source familiar with the meeting said that the president was extremely sensitive — even “thin-skinned” – to the fact that the stimulus bill received no GOP votes in the House. He continually brought it up throughout the meeting.
Obama also offered payback for that goose egg. A major overhaul of the health care system, he told the Republican leadership, would be done using a legislative process known as reconciliation, meaning that the GOP won’t be able to filibuster it.
I want what I want, when I want it, and I want it now.
Congress has until October 15 to pass health care or student lending reform under the normal process. If it doesn’t, reconciliation can be used to eliminate the 60-vote requirement.
Democratic aides said that Obama made clear to the GOP leadership that he would continue to work in a bipartisan way, but that they didn’t have veto power over health care policy. GOP aides, however, said that Obama was pretty clear that reconciliation would be used. “From what was told me, it sounded more like he would almost definitely use reconciliation for healthcare. I don’t think he hedged much,” said one.
Today, 8.4.09, we have this:
The White House on Tuesday dismissed protests against President Obama’s health care reforms in multiple states over the weekend as “manufactured anger” orchestrated by right wing groups and the Republican party.
“I hope people will take a jaundiced eye to what is clearly the Astroturf nature of grass-roots lobbying,” said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs during a morning off-camera session in his office with reporters.
“This is manufactured anger,” he said.
Mr. Gibbs implied that the Republican Party is using operatives to make it appear as if members of the administration and of Congress are encountering genuine outrage and anger over the president’s proposed health care reforms.
So now we are not only “domestic terrorists” according to Janet, but we appear to be “operatives” according to the WH. This is dangerous language Mr. Obama, and it continues the dangerous division of “us” and “them” that your administration started, oh so many months ago. It’s a good thing my grammie has passed over or she would know exactly what to do with that bar of soap.
Because this video is coming from the National Republican Congressional Committee YouTube Channel, every single one of these Wisconsin voters have to be Republican Operatives! (Snark)
And just for the record, my readers know this but the newbies probably do not, The Monster HAS NEVER been registered as a Republican.