mike asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

Why is Boehner afraid to meet at the summit when McConnell is now willing to work with the White House?

House Republicans immediately greeted the invite to the Feb. 25 event with derision, casting doubt on whether it would yield any bipartisan agreement to extend coverage to millions of Americans and rein in medical costs. "We need answers before we know if the White House is more interested in partisan theater than in facilitating a productive dialogue about solutions," said Kevin Smith, a spokesman for House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio.

But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was more receptive, saying he would work with the White House "to maximize the effectiveness of the meeting."

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Boehner will be part of the process. I suspect his remarks before the camera was simply posturing for the base.

    That said, I believe McConnell is just going through the motions. It would have been hard for him to turn down an invitation to have a televised discussion about health care.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What's up with 12 Dems and 9 Repugs at this meeting? Why not have 12 and 12 or 9 and 9? What are the Dems afraid of?

  • ?
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    1 decade ago

    Obama will turn this into a circus and have another *beer gate* and try to seduce the GOP

    but the opposite will happen and quite a few Democrats will start objecting to Obama and

    Biden ~

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they are all afraid of one man ,the President

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