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Thursday, February 4, 2010

I Almost Feel Sorry for Dem Senators

Barack Obama held a question-and-answer meeting with Democratic Senators yesterday to field questions about where the administration is heading on various initiatives. I posted yesterday about Obama's clueless answer to Blanche Lincoln's comment that her constituents feel like no one in the administration understands what it means to have to meet a payroll.

In keeping with Obama's renewed commitment to transparency, the event was televised, much as the Q and A with Republicans was televised a few days ago.

Now this.

The entire event was scripted, with the Senators keeping away from the health care bill during the televised session. Instead, Senators held back on questions about that most pressing issue until the cameras were turned off, Obama had departed, and the doors were closed:

Senate Democrats held back from asking President Barack Obama about healthcare reform during a carefully scripted question-and-answer session in front of television cameras.

With the cameras rolling, a group of senators selected in advance by the Democratic leadership asked questions about such topics as partisan gridlock and GOP obstruction.

But once the president left and reporters were escorted out of the room, senators pressed White House officials about healthcare reform, according to those at the meeting.

Democrats expressed their frustration with the lack of a clear plan for passing healthcare reform, according to one person in the room.

One Democratic Senator even grew heated in his remarks, according to the source.

The administration used Democratic Senators as props for a phony Q and A session. That would have been bad enough. Then Obama didn't even stay around to deal with what really was on the Senators' minds, the health care bill.

The health care bill is killing Democrats at the polls, yet Obama doesn't have the time or inclination to stick around long enough to hear the Democratic Senators out on the issue, much less do so so the public could see.

It's almost enough to make me feel sorry for the Democrats in the Senate. But then I remember all the nasty comments by Harry Reid, Sheldon Whitehouse, Chuck Schumer, John Kerry and other Democrats in the Senate.

So I'll never get past "almost" feeling sorry. They deserve what they get, and then some.

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  1. So it was scripted. Why am I shocked - shocked! - that they would stoop to this? At least The Hill told the truth, so that it can be outed in the blogs, if not in the MSM.

    Obama is working very hard to "un-tarnish" that halo. But it won't work, as long as the truth keeps getting out. Thank you.

  2. I was particularly offended to hear Chuck Shumer and John Kerry refer to Scott Brown as a Teabagger during the run in to the Special Election in MA. The term Teabagger is essentially no different than c*cks*ck*r as I understand it. Perhaps someone should explain it to democratic senators.

  3. Scripted. It appears more and more what we have is someone who plays the President on TV. He has a very hard time accepting what is real, and his handlers are no better than those who attend any other spoiled, indulged celebrity.

    The bad news for the Dems asking questions after the president left, is that he seems to have surrounded himself with second and third rate people from what I have seen and read so far. It is time for Democrats that are worried to start thinking for themselves.

  4. Wow did Arlen Specter back the wrong horse or what? Is it too late for him to switch back to the GOP?

  5. But but but... the health care bill isn't about Obama! He told us so himself several times!

  6. If he took a teleprompter to a kindergarten appearance, why would he not take a script to a meeting with his posse? Suppose one of them were listening to FOX and echoed the wrong question? What then? Transparency? I think not.

  7. I heard someone way that during the celebration following Scott Brown's victory speech the folks in the hall were yelling "Kerry's next" !!!!!
    Sure hope they keep that thought alive and vote him out next! Chucky Schmucky in NY is another one who needs to "move on" Next November will be interesting indeed........