Live from the GOP’s Anti-Obama Health Care Launch
On Capitol Hill right now, Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform is moderating a bicameral “response” to President Obama’s health care push, which heads to ABC News for a TV special tonight. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) are promoting their own health care plans; Rick Scott, the controversial multimillionaire who runs Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, is sharing a table with the members and with former McCain campaign economic adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin.
“A major American company is making a contribution to the Obama administration in the form of an infomercial,” said Norquist, explaining why they’d organized the event.
Price marked the administration’s priorities as a potential “death knell” for private health care and worried that positive media coverage of the president was slanting the gameboard. “If the fourth estate in this administration remains in the tank for this administration,” he said, attacking ABC News, “it does endanger the future of our nation.”