Republicans are Not The “Party of No” by Gregory Hilton

In his State of the Union address, the President said he is willing — even eager — to hear Republican ideas. “I want Republicans to get off the sidelines,” Obama reiterated at an event at the University of Tampa on Thursday. “I want them working with us, not to score points. I want a partnership.” Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., chairman of the House Republican Conference, was on “Good Morning America” and said that the GOP has always been eager to work with the President:
“We’re going to remind him that despite the ‘party of no’ smear of the last year, that we’ve offered substantive alternatives on every single major issue facing the economy, facing the country.” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says health care is an excellent place to begin a bipartisan process, but the present proposal has to be abandoned.
Republican in Congress have offered meaningful amendments but they are always voted down by the Democrats. Obama would have you believe Republicans have been silent and offered no constructive ideas. Truth is, the Democrats were not open to legislative ideas from Republicans.

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