I wonder why it's taken Obama this long to realize the GOP is just fucking with him. Surely he's faced bullies in school.
They are only trying to gum up the works and delay, and will change their position to suit that which creates the most frustration and inertia. And they know that one thing stalling jobs is all the businesses waiting to hire after the health care matter is resolved, because of the changes in employee policies that may occur.
So the longer they delay it, the worse the economy gets. This, they think, will help them come November, because they expect the blame to not come to them for wasting the nation's time, but to Obama.
And Obama doesn't seem to realize letting it come to him would be very bad for him.
There is no down side, for him, to fighting the GOP, and in truth they are a paper tiger. And there's no way to win them over; their voters will not become his; and his voters, like me for instance, want him to. Why the cowardice?
"Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all of his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me & this pencil." --E. Blackadder, 1789 Questionable
words & pictures from John Linton Roberson