-- House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) checking his blackberry and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) shouting "you lie" at Obama -- don't work in Republicans' favor. Remember that while the American public is not sold on Obama's health care plan, overwhelming majorities say they favor the two sides working together to solve the nation's problems. The more Republicans look like they are opposing the Democratic plan for partisan reasons, the more danger they are in politicallyThat is spot on where I am at. I am simply furious at the Right's refusal to make any efforts to work towards a solution. There are some things in the current proposal that concern me, but the Right's misinformation and distortions lead one to believe they simply don't want the President to succeed, regardless of whether it may be what is best. They'd rather play political ping pong with our lives. Sad, really!
For the record, I didn't watch last night, but I'll read it later.
MORE: Seems Wilson is getting hit hard this AM:
"If he's the face of the GOP, we'll have public option by Columbus Day!" wrote Andisheh Nouraee, a columnist for an alternative weekly in Atlanta, Georgia.
Democrats on Capitol Hill piled on the condemnation as well.
"Biggest disappointment of evening, the total lack of respect show by one member for the president," wrote Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri. "Never acceptable to behave like a jerk."