The answer is "yes". Listen to Obama:
"There's something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee-wee'd up," the world's most powerful man observed. "I don't know what it is, but that's what happens."
Ooh, ooh! I know what it is! A majority of Americans don't like your big health care idea! They like you, though, so why don't you give up and watch your poll numbers bounce back?
"I think early on, a decision was made by the Republican leadership that said, 'Look, let's not give him a victory, maybe we can have a replay of 1993, '94, when [Bill] Clinton came in, he failed on health care and then we won in the midterm elections and we got the majority.' And I think there are some folks who are taking a page out that playbook," he said.
Hey, sounds like a plan to me. But seriously, isn't this phrased in a strange way? Is the placement of words this threatening in the collective mouth of a weak minority party convincing to anyone besides the haters and head-nodders? The Republicans should be commended for not being overly interfering as the President acts on his present political suicide wish.
But, mindful of his audience, Mr. Obama said he would "love to have more Republicans engaged and involved in this process," and even said he had sought input from the party now dwelling somewhere in the deep wilderness.
Riiiight. I guess the Democrats in the house never got that memo. It's all such a goofy narrative. Who buys it? The same people who bought Hillary's "right-wing conspiracy"? I don't know... at the time she said that the Rebublicans had taken the house and her husband was on the ropes. Well, I suppose we'll have to wait to see which way the political winds are blowing when the wee wee season is over.