Why the Healthcare Summit Failed.
If you would like to know why the President’s Healthcare Summit did not achieve the results that the American People were hoping for just take a stroll on over to YouTube and type in the words Healthcare Summit 2010 and what do you see? 921 results found.
The 2010 was designed to fail. Take 40 well coiffed, dressed to the nines Washington DC Politicians, fill them with coffee, set them in a stimulation deprived room containing a network’s worth of TV cameras and then throw in a heaping amount of partisan animosity and what do you get; nothing. Nobody in that room attempted to work with anybody on the other side in order to get something done. What resulted was 40 politicians jostling to out-speechify each other in an attempt to deal the death blow that crushes the throats of their opponents thereby claiming victory for them and their party in the 2010 elections.
What resulted was 7 and a 1/2 of absolute nothingness.
Politics was not always done this way.
Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill knew how to get things done. Oil and water politically, the pair followed the “Reagan Rule” after 6pm which was to tell Irish jokes, drink a few beers and leave politics behind for a few hours. This is old school politics and this is the only way to get things done in Washington. Friends (even if they do not like each other all that much) find ways to work together.
The current lights, camera, action technique creates nothing but over-stimulated political robots that have no intentions of working together to solve America’s problems. Tip and “The Gipper” knew how to get things done. Too bad today’s crop of “leaders” cannot emulate the politics of our past.