The popular will be damned, Democrats are bound and determined to press on with their statist health care overhaul.
Nancy Pelosi says she’ll get the votes needed to pass it the House. Now that President Obama has made overtures to transparency by holding a health care “summit” in front of news cameras, will she follow his lead?
Will the negotiations to craft the legislation put before the House be held, as per Obama’s campaign promise, in front of C-SPAN cameras?
From the San Francisco Democrat’s rhetoric, things don’t sound too promising. She’s still lashing out at Republicans as if this were a partisan contest to show who has the best intentions rather than an effort to improve our health care system. And frankly, it doesn’t make the 12-term liberal legislator sound very confident. Republicans she says, have “had a field day going out and misrepresenting what the bill says. . . . But that’s what they do.”
But, the real question is what will she do? Will she continue her practice of closing the Republicans out and negotiating the final bill in private in tandem with the special interests allied with her party?
Don’t think those those tactics or her rhetoric will increase the likelihood of health care passage or the popularity of this big government “reform.”