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Half the Republicans' opposition to a public health care option comes not from policy differences with the Democrats, or fundamental philosophical differences about the role of government, but purely from a desire to score political points against President Barack Obama, a senior Republican senator has admitted.
George Voinovich (R-OH) said on CNBC Wednesday that a desire to prevent the Democratic president from scoring a historical victory with a public health plan accounts for at least 50 percent of the GOP opposition to the plan.
Squawk Box host Carl Quintanilla asked the senator: "
Originally posted by whaaa
...Is it actually possible that there may be a new
era of bipartisanship and compromise that has the American working man at the focal point rather than the corporations.
50% of the opposition is petty political BS and 50% of the support is petty political BS. We all know the morons writing these bills and voting on these bills are little more than spoiled children jerking at their privates. Well, some of us know that.
Originally posted by desert
reply to post by whaaa
Another political aspect to all this is calling the health plan "Obama's health plan." Referring to it as Americans' health plan, Health Plan for America, 21st Century H P, etc. would make it less vulnerable to political attacks, by taking off the name of a politician.