The Democrats today spent at least half of their time recounting health care sob stories, an ineffective ploy in my estimation, since everyone agrees that the system needs reform. Red State’s Caleb Howe summed it up on Twitter: Republicans come to summit with issues, Democrats with tissues.
I’m baffled as to why the Democrats chose this woman to argue for their side, but they did. Here’s Rep Louise Slaughter (D-NY), sharing a tale of woe allegedly from one of her toothless constituents:
Rep Paul Ryan (R-MI)was solid in his dissertation about the difference in in Repub/Dem philosophies. Yes, there are differences. No we are not close to agreeing on this bill:
It seems to me that the Republicans did a better job choosing their Reps for this Kabuki show.
See Vodkapundit for Obama’s reaction to Ryan’s words: Obama’s Death Stare
Hat tip: Pundette for Ryan video.