“I was discouraged,” McConnell told reporters shortly after the daylong meeting. “I think it is pretty clear” that President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats want to continue to pursue their own sweeping measure. “What we think he ought to do is start over,” McConnell said.
I could not agree more.
Official time clock showed, by the way, the President did not do a good job of listening to Republicans. Per Fox News, the President spoke for an hour and thirty minutes, the Democrats THREE hours and fifty three minutes, and the Republicans got a mere one hour and fifty minutes.
Of course, that was evident by listening to the conversation as even though the Republicans spoke for an hour and fifty minutes, the Democrats could only repeat talking points and posture for reconciliation in my view.
Time will tell, but I would have to say this was a collasial waste of time. I do think, however, it was educational to citizen observers, many whom I know spent the day listening and watching. Hopefully the phone lines will be burning in DC tomorrow.