Here's your potential bipartisan cooperation, Mr. President. John Boehner's still claiming that the "Democrat" stimulus bill didn't work, even though (as Media Matters noted) he actually admitted back in June that the bill would create some "much needed jobs" in Ohio. And he's not too hip on the potentially upcoming "jobs bill" either, since he apparently just doesn't like the word "stimulus" if it means the Democrats get to take credit for anything like stimulating the economy or, in other words, creating jobs. Crying Boehner is apparently more worried about playing politics than if we get anything coming close to our economy recovering.
And Boehner is worried that if they meet with the President, he's potentially going to be walking into a "trap" or a "political event" and claims he wants a "real conversation" about how to "make our current system work better". Yeah, right. The only things the GOP cares about is what they can make political hay out of, what works for their campaign donors and saying no to anything the Democrats want to get passed.
One of Boehner's questions is whether the lobbyists are going to be invited to the summit. I think that's a really good question and I'd like to know if he means just the ones lining the ConservaDems' pockets, or the Republicans on his side of the aisle as well? I say, bring them all in if it means he and his cohorts can't use it as an excuse not to show up. Somehow, I doubt Boehner actually wants something besides artificial sunshine shown on him or his buddies in the GOP.
And then following Boehner on Greta's show we have Eric "I didn't realize my wife made all of that money from the TARP program" Cantor doing GOP redux that we've been listening to for the last year from these clowns. If the President thinks shaming them again as he did at their retreat is going to make any difference, he's seriously deluding himself. If he gets the better of them, the press will never put it on the proper context just as they have the thumping he just gave them on why all of their ideas are completely wrong or don't exist.