05 Nov 2003 Medicare Bill Obstructed: Naughty GOP Has Been Trying to Help Seniors
The headline, “GOP Blocking Drug Bill, Democrats Say,” in this Washington Post article today is a little bizarre, given that the piece goes on to discuss a possible Democrat filibuster of the bill.
The article’s paragraph two also is ridiculous:
Negotiations to reach a compromise on Medicare and the drug plan are on “a surefire road to failure unless something changes,” said Minority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.).
Well, yes. Negotiations to reach a compromise on ANYTHING will fail unless changes occur. Compromise is a verb.
Finally, it becomes clear that the thrust of the piece is that the GOP is insisting upon doing what it believes is best. Naughty, naughty. Only Democrats are allowed to do that.
It must have been a very slow news day.