Whittled Down by "Unyielding Opposition?"
President Obama wrote congressional leaders Tuesday to say he will incorporate four new Republican ideas and strip out legislative dealmaking from his health care proposal in an effort aimed at winning the smallest margin needed for passing a pared-down bill.
The proposals are unlikely to win over liberal Democrats who want the president to expand his plan to include a public option or Republicans whose unyielding opposition has forced Democratic leaders to consider passing the legislation through an unusual budget move that bypasses a filibuster.
The GOP proposals Obama has embraced reform the way states handle medical malpractice suits, reduce waste and abuse in the health care system, increase Medicaid reimbursements to doctors and expands health savings accounts.
STAY THE COURSE! MAINTAIN THE HIGH GROUND! THE PARTY OF "NO!" SHOULD MEAN "NO PUBLIC OPTION - PERIOD!"