by Max Brantley
It would appear the Obama administration has realized there's nothing to be gained by attempting to bring Republicans into health care legislation. Democrats must go it alone.
Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, said the heated opposition was evidence that Republicans had made a political calculation to draw a line against any health care changes, the latest in a string of major administration proposals that Republicans have opposed.
“The Republican leadership,” Mr. Emanuel said, “has made a strategic decision that defeating President Obama’s health care proposal is more important for their political goals than solving the health insurance problems that Americans face every day.”
At last, a clear talking point from the White House. One party wants to help Americans. The other just says no.