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The following is a KSCO commentary. Here is Kay Zwerling:
Congressional Republicans may resurrect Obamacare from the dead. You heard that right. Republicans in Congress may actually fall for a political trap being set by Barack Obama designed to breathe new life into Obamacare. That is why it is imperative that we take decisive and immediate action to stop them. Many conservatives are sending messages and emails to their representatives to make sure to be aware and not fall for Obama’s traps.
President Obama said recently that he would convene a half day bipartisan healthcare session at the White House to be televised live this month. The day is already set for next Thursday, February 25. Obamacare is dead, but he will trick the Republican leaders to help him revive it.
Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh read the handwriting on the wall perfectly. He also called Obama’s invitation a trap, an attempt by the President to portray Republicans as the party of No, and that is the characterization that many Republican legislators do not like.
I feel differently about that. I have no problem with remaining the party of No as long as our President spends money recklessly, and make immature and destructive decisions, and refuse to listen to the wishes of The People. I think it is important to say No to an Administration that by its actions this past year have lost the confidence of both conservatives and many liberals, also.
Too bad Obama’s enormous ego always gets in the way of sensible logic.
Make no mistake – Obama is not calling this televised meeting to listen to opposing ideas or to make a real effort to reform healthcare. When asked by Katie Couric if he would agree to discard the current Bill rejected by most citizens, and start over, the President said No he would not.
I say the Republicans should not attend the White House meeting unless a totally new bipartisan realistic Bill could be discussed.
The Washington Post reported that Obama does not plan to scrap months of legislative effort on the issue, and he plans to come to the Summit armed with the same old Democratic Bill.
So, it is nothing more than an underhanded attempt to play to the weakness that Republicans have exhibited time and again, a tactic that could turn his Obamacare defeat into a victory.
Indeed, Republicans should stay far away from this bogus Summit.
For KSCO, this is Kay Zwerling.
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