So you thought the GOP would have trouble criticizing an 11-page health care outline proposed by the President? You thought wrong! The Party of No can always find a problem with a Negro Muslim Kenyan Fake President! (Cheap shot: Regarding this new health care plan, no one has called Obama any of the previous things they’ve called him. As far as we know.)
Yes, House Minority Leader and strident asshole John Boehner now doesn’t like Obama’s health care plan because – wait for it – it’s too short. Hey, Goldilocks! When will anything be just right?
Ugh. From Talking Points Memo:
A spokesman for House Minority Leader John Boehner today ridiculed President Obama’s health care proposal because it’s too short.
“The White House’s ‘plan’ consists of an 11-page outline, which has not been scored by the Congressional Budget Office or posted online as legislative text. So they want to reorganize one-sixth of the United States’ economy with a document shorter than a comic book, and they’re complaining that they can’t find our plan on their own website? C’mon,” said the spokesman, Michael Steel, in an email to reporters.
Boehner and other Republicans have attacked the Democrats’ health care bills in both the House and the Senate for being too long.
Apparently escaping Boehner’s attention is the fat that the outline is just that: an outline. How long is an outline supposed to be? Especially when said outline is supposed to fold in pieces of the House and Senate health care bills, and whatever nonsense tort reform bullshit the GOP wants?
Hey, happy bipartisan meeting on Thursday, guys!