Manipulator-in-Chief Offers ObamaCare Compromise
What's the Manipulator-in-Chief up to?
President Obama told a group of governors Monday that he would support moving up the timetable in which states may opt out of the federal health care law, making a major concession to critics of the legislation.
Is he just trying to reclaim the newscycle after weeks of Wisconsin and the Middle East commanding all attention - or is it something more insidious?
The new opt-out provision was first proposed by a bipartisan group of senators that included Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).
Would an earlier opt-out make some states give up on their lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Obama Care?
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) opposed the health-care law while he was still in the Senate. He said the president's proposal doesn't negate what he and other Republicans see as a fatally flawed law. "This offers a little bit of flexibility, which I think is a positive thing, but it doesn't change the overall objection to the bill."
Brownback said he and others who are challenging the law in court will "implement what we're required to do" while continuing to fight it.