Boehner: What’s the Point?

House Minority Leader, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH, 8th District), in this video details what the GOP strategy has been on health care reform: A Democratic president and Democratic majorities in Congress really mean nothing unless you do exactly what the GOP says.

TPM linked an exchange with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren which establishes the point that Boehner is a hypocrite, a liar, and an opportunist.

While President Obama ought to be commended for his work towards a more bipartisan health care bill with months spent lobbying the votes of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), the same simply cannot be said for Boehner and his party. This is only furthering the current trend line of bad faith negotiations from the GOP, whose only motive here is to slow the Democrats enough to paint them as incompetent before the 2010 elections. Sadly, I believe that the American voter is buying this talking point from the Republicans. Even more sad, the MSM has not picked up on the minor story that for eight years we had a deficit-bloating Republican administration and for the vast majority of those eight years we had Republican Congressional majorities that squandered a budget surplus under the name of tax cuts, Medicare Part D, and two unfunded wars.

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