President Obama pledged to "listen" at the outset of his much-ballyhooed bipartisan health care summit on Thursday. Turns out he meant he'd be listening to his own voice.Let's list that out:
By the end of the televised event, Mr. Obama had spoken for 119 minutes - nine minutes more than the 110 minutes consumed by 17 Republicans. The 21 Democratic lawmakers used 114 minutes, giving the president and his supporters a whopping 233 minutes, according to a "talk clock" kept by GOP aides.
- Republicans: 110 minutes
- Democrat Obama: 119 minutes
- Democrats: 114 minutes
- Total: Republicans 110 ... Democrats 233
Obama apparently does not see anything wrong with his side receiving twice as much time as the Republicans in what was supposed to be a give-and-take conference. When Republicans protested the lopsided time difference, Obama said he was the president and his time didn't count.
And we have three more years of this administration....