Friday, February 26, 2010

Obama the Camera Hog

Republicans attended President Obama's bipartisan health care summit. The only thing they asked for was equal time to present their views. How did Obama do at allowing the Republicans equal time? Here are the speaking stats: Obama 119 minutes, Democrats 114 minutes and Republicans 110 minutes. It was practically a democratic filibuster. Even though he hogged the camera, Obama didn't offer the Republicans any serious compromise. President Obama insists on a massive overhaul and takeover of our health care system. A good analogy would be if you couldn't agree with your spouse what kind of new house to buy. You want a $200k ranch and they want a $1 million mansion. The compromise they offer you is you can help pick the color some of the rooms will be painted, but you have to agree to buy the mansion.

From the Washington Times:

By the end of the televised event, Mr. Obama had spoken for 119 minutes - nine minutes more than the 110 minutes consumed by 17 Republicans. The 21 Democratic lawmakers used 114 minutes, giving the president and his supporters a whopping 233 minutes, according to a "talk clock" kept by GOP aides....

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