I had the impression several days ago that momentum for health care reform slowed down some while President Obama was overseas. A lot of the news in the past couple of days has been that reform will only get done if the President is actively working to push it through congress.
I was also under the impression that most Republicans would prefer that health care not pass.
He [former Senator Zell Miller] drew more applause from the mostly Republican legislators …when he said Obama needed to spend more time in Washington and less time traveling abroad. “Our globe-trotting president needs to stop and take a break and quit gallivanting around,” Miller said, adding that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel needs to put “Gorilla Glue” on his chair to keep him in the Oval Office.
Ignoring the possible racial slur here, I don’t understand the applause. If the Republicans want health reform to fail, then I would think they would not want the President glued to his chair in the oval office, but would prefer him flying around the globe.
Unless it was the racial slur….
Hat tip to The New Republic