Friday, August 14, 2009

From Daily Kos: How can Dems negotiate with this guy?

by Jed Lewison

Fri Aug 14, 2009 at 12:42:50 PM PDT

Just two days after President Obama extolled Chuck Grassley's bipartisan spirit on health care reform, Grassley effectively stuck a hot poker in the President's eye, saying that if it weren't for the Democratic Party's willingness to negotiate with him, health care reform would have already passed the Senate.

How can the Democratic Party say these guys are negotiating in good faith? Chuck Grassley is a deather, and now he is openly mocking Democrats for negotiating with him.

These guys are laughing all the way to the health insurance industry's trough.


Update (12:46PM, by Jed) - Here's a transcript of the video:

PRESIDENT OBAMA (Aug 11): I think that there are some of my Republican friends on Capitol Hill who are sincerely trying to figure out if they can find a health care bill that works -- Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

CHUCK GRASSLEY (Aug 13): If I had not been at the table, there would have been a bill through the committee the week of June 22, and it would have been through the Senate by now because there's sixty Democrats.

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