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February 25th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Cornyn: 'This is about theater'

Some critics are calling the president's televised health care summit nothing more than political theater. We heard from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on American Morning Thursday, but for the Republican perspective we turned to Sen. John Cornyn of Texas.

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  1. DavidPA

    mission accomplished.
    need I say more?

    March 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  2. Debbie from AZ

    I think if one more Republican says that the majority of Americans do not want this Health Care Bill, I will scream. The fact is that the majority of Republicans do not want this bill, not all Americans. Do these people realize that a lot of Americans are only making it week to week, bill to bill? To push for a Health Care Savings Account is just stupid. What are you suppose to put in it, the money you were going to use for food.?

    February 26, 2010 at 10:39 am |
  3. Jim

    John said the Goverment is not broken. You see after 10 years when things are already broken and not fixed it's to late to come back and fix it. And then he said WAIT, The number one Republican word you are first introduced to when you become a politician WAIT. We will see what happens in the Elections come November 2011. Just keep on WAITING everyone. I guess the people got a real look on how things go on a Day by Day basis. How many in that room do you really think and care about the American People today that are going through Hard times. It was nice to hear one of the CO's in the insurance business making over 1 million dollars a year, with millions in stock options, along with a 75,000 Bonus each year. And then the next thing they show is all the children waiting in lines for food. In our United States of America. People you need to take the blind folds off your face. What a shame.

    February 26, 2010 at 10:32 am |
  4. Stuart Harden

    The point I hope elucidated in this forum is best represented by this statement from President Obama:

    I'd like the Republicans to do a little soul-searching and find out are there some things that you'd be willing to embrace that get to this core problem of 30 million people without health insurance and dealing seriously with the preexisting condition issue.

    February 26, 2010 at 9:28 am |
  5. Glenn Koons

    John was right but the Pubs after 3 hrs. have been far better at putting their ideas out there than anyone thought. Cantor, Alexander, even old McCain were very very positive and made excellent points. They rammed all of this socialism down the Prez' throat. Good for them. I am shocked and pleased.

    February 25, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  6. Mel

    Politcal theatre?? Exactly!!! How many times did the Republicans mention that the bill was 2400 pages? Cantor, with the bills stacked up in front of him?

    Theatre is exactly what we saw!!

    But, for every question and doubt, Pres Obama and his team had concrete answers.

    February 25, 2010 at 1:31 pm |