This continuous bipartianship stuff of the Obama White House is to die for, especially when you are not getting nothing in return. Sure, the public respects attempting to work with the Republicans, but eventually you got to cut these CLOWNS loose. Yes, cut them LOOSE.
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) said she would refuse to vote for a healthcare reform package that did not include a provision for creating a government-run medical insurance plan that would compete with private insurers -- a statement that drew loud cheers Saturday at a town hall meeting at Los Angeles Southwest College.
The statement appeared to illustrate hardening lines in the battle over healthcare reform in Congress. Waters voiced dismay with comments made by White House officials last week that have been widely perceived as backing down from the so-called public option.
"President Obama has been trying to reach across the aisle" to win a compromise with Republicans, Waters said. "It is not going to happen."
Then Waters made a public appeal to Obama.
"The people of this country elected you and gave you a Democratic majority in the House and the Senate. . . . Yes, we know that you are a nice man, that you want to work with the opposite side of the aisle. But there comes a time when you need to drop that and move forward," Waters said. "We're saying to you, Mr. President, 'Be tough. Use everything that you've got. Do what you have to do. And we have your back.'
Yes, we voted for you and the Democrats for the platform that you RAN ON, not on this utter bullshit that is happening in Washington, D.C. It is time to CUT and RUN on these Republicans.
And memory lane, Congresswoman Waters calling Rahm Emanuel OUT on what is now the health care fiasco. This is what you get with Blue Dog Democrats, not much.