The President takes a moment to congratulate our Olympic athletes. Discussing the unity and pride Americans feel in cheering them on, the President relates that sentiment to his own desire for bipartisanship in Washington. He praises the recent bipartisan meeting and talks about moving forward on health reform.
I have watched a lot of the Olympics.. They have been wonderful. Team USA is masterful this year. Setting records and creating lots of new ones for the next Olympic champions to strive for.
I also watched the Health Care Summit this week. What a joke it was. The Republicans walked in the door saying we need to start over and walked out saying the same thing. Yes, they had a few ideas, but most of them were already in the bills which have been passed.
The R's have no intention of voting for any Health Care Reform bill, as Tweety always says, ( as much as I hate to give him much credit most of the time...lol but sometimes you have to ) if they really intended to do Health Care Reform, in all the years the Republican's controlled the White House and the Congress, they would have done it. They have always managed to push through anything else they want,, and this would be no exception. But the R's don't want Health Care for all.. plain and simple.
So, it is up to the Democratic Party to get this done, and hopefully after this week, it will get done. There isn't much to do now. Just the House accepting the Senate bill and the Senate tweaking a few things through the majority vote.. and I wish they would start calling it that instead of Reconciliation. Branding is so much a huge part of things.
Of course, Andrea Mitchell and her GOP talking points of "ramming it through" as she said yesterday several times doesn't help either.
Oh well, we just have to stand together and get it done... call your Senator, your Representative and remind them you want this done... Let's help them make this easy choice.