The party of no?
By Paul Wilson
You've heard the charges. According to many, President Obama could find a way to provide free health care to all and throw a cherry on top and the GOP would shoot it down in flames.
Recently, House Minority Eric Cantor weighed in on the topic in an editorial piece titled "The GOP's path back," saying "At a moment when the country needs our help, it would be a great mistake for the House GOP to turn inward and simply become the party of "no."'
Well, according to this recent piece in the Washington Post by columnist Steven Pearlstein, the events of the recent Blair House summit did little to change this reputation.
Like everything else of late, the topic of health care has become bogged down in partisan name-calling, but are these charges fair? Has our country become so deadlocked by opposing viewpoints that nothing constructive can get done?