I'm going to sum this entire thing up, because the sooner we move past this the happier everybody's going to be.
- Republican Party* (in the person of House Republican Leader John Boehner & House Republican Whip Eric Cantor): Mr. President, you claim that you want bipartisan health care talks. Do you have the moral courage to commit to junking this existing unpopular, hyper-partisan health care bill and start over from scratch, with a further commitment for transparency and against reconciliation?
- White House** (in the person of Press Secretary Robert Gibbs): No.
And I think that should end it right there: Republican Members of the House of Representatives don't debate press secretaries, either.
*H/T: FireDogLake (I know, I know, but there was nothing offensive about this specific post).
**H/T: Hot Air Headlines.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.