Friday, February 26, 2010

Who Won?

Probably every political blog you look at today has some discussion of yesterday's summit; I was at work and missed the thing except for the tiny part I watched during my lunch break. It was near the beginning - I saw the end of Lamar Alexander's remarks, and then Nancy Pelosi's and Harry Reid.

From reading the various recaps it seems that what was accomplished yesterday is that Harry Reid proved himself mean and ill spirited, Obama is cranky and doesn't like to be challenged, Paul Ryan is brilliant, and the Republicans in general proved that they DO care about health care and DO have ideas, which is what they really needed to do.

But as Jonah Goldberg says, who was really watching? And who was this show really for?

Where do we go from here? Even though Harry Reid says "no one's talked about reconciliation," (a statement which is out and out false), the option is still on the table.

Depending on which side you ask, either the Republicans or the Democrats won. No doubt that Obama won, because he told us so.

Will the Dems go the reconciliation route? Who knows. More kabuki to come.

1 comment:

G.R. said...

According to today's Rasmussen Tracking Poll, it sure wasn't Barack Hussein Obama (mmm mmm mmm) who won yesterday's Health Care Summit Debat. His approval rating today is 44%. I'm surprised it's even that high.

The Dems and Obama looked and sounded silly yesterday. They need to come to the table with facts and not idiotic sob stories like the one Louise Slaughter told about a woman having to wear her dead sister's false teeth.

I don't think there was a Dem who didn't have a sob story to tell yesterday. They told the stories about the people who have their hands out, but not one story was told about a struggling person who doesn't want a government handout, and I bet those stories outnumber the ones who do.