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When Obama came in, he had a Dem majority and could have rammed the ACA through, but he allowed Republican input, through committees and made huge concessions, for the sake of bipartisanship.
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: shooterbrody
It's not revisionist history, perhaps you have a revisionist memory? Obama's original plan came from Republican Mitt Romney's, Heritage Foundation, model of "single payer". It was the Republicans, through committees, that rejected that option, and Obama caved when he didn't have to, in my opinion.
For Republican to refuse to even consider Obama's nominee was obstructionist, as was the Republican mantra for the entire Obama administration.
But, this thread isn't about the ACA, it's about the SCOTUS nomination, one that I personally don't have such a problem with. I would like to see an attempt at bipartisanship, and I think the Republicans missed an opportunity to rise above the fray and still win. I understand the Dem's consternation and pay back is fair play. But, this time, I don't think it's a battle worth fighting.
It was the Republicans, through committees, that rejected that option, and Obama caved when he didn't have to, in my opinion.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
Because from day one the GOP's stated goal was to make Obama a one term president.