President "Thin-Skin" Threatens GOP… Will Nationalize Healthcare Without Them
President Thin-Skin met with House leaders today and reminded them over and over and over again that not 1 Republican in the House voted for his outrageous spending bills that will quadruple the national deficit this year.
Because of this, Obama promised to nationalize healthcare without their input.
The Huffington Post reported:
In a meeting with House Republicans at the White House Thursday, President Obama reminded the minority that the last time he reached out to them, they reacted with zero votes — twice — for his stimulus package. And then he reminded them again. And again. And again.
A GOP source familiar with the meeting said that the president was extremely sensitive — even “thin-skinned” — to the fact that the stimulus bill received no GOP votes in the House. He continually brought it up throughout the meeting.
Obama also offered payback for that goose egg. A major overhaul of the health care system, he told the Republican leadership, would be done using a legislative process known as reconciliation, meaning that the GOP won’t be able to filibuster it.
Congress has until October 15 to pass health care or student lending reform under the normal process. If it doesn’t, reconciliation can be used to eliminate the 60-vote requirement.
Evidently, the fact that Obama met with GOP leaders to tell them what he was going to do counts in his mind as reaching out to the opposition.