Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Enough Talk of Compromise

It's time to get real! When
fact-checking the GOP on healthcare reform, the truth needs to be told.

Senate Democrats have accepted at least 161 Republican amendments to their healthcare reform legislation, they've incorporated core GOP planks, and they've scuttled an aspect of the plan most popular with its base, the public option, because of opposition by Republicans as well as red state Democrats.

But they haven't compromised with Republicans? It seems as though the GOP's definition of compromise and collaboration involves the president and the Democrats dropping all of their ideas and passing the Republican platform. That's OK; it's their job to push their party line. But too much of the media seems to be falling for it.

Enough of this bi-partisan smoke and mirrors. It's time for Democrats to play hard-ball.

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