Backroom Deals

by digby

One of the things I've always admired about the Republicans, in a train wreck sort of way, is their ability to use the zeitgeist to their own advantage, no matter how counter-intuitive it might be. They always find a way to mendaciously twist a legitimate concern or issue into a political advantage for themselves, hypocrisy be damned.

Here's the latest:

House Republicans suggested that the ongoing work by Democrats to resolve their differences would amount to a “backroom deal among the White House and Democratic leaders” that would “make a mockery of the president’s stated desire to have a ‘bipartisan’ and ‘transparent’ dialogue.”

They have taken the legitimate concern about the back room deals between the White House and the health industry and stretched it to include negotiations between the White House and the Democratic congress. Now any bill that isn't bipartisan is a "backroom deal." Brilliant.