Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN) wrote a blog post that was recently published on the Next Right. See an excerpt below:
President Obama made a decision very early in the health care debate that doomed the process to failure. He decided to let Congress write the proposed bills, with very little input from the White House. Then he made another decision that just added to the problem. He decided that he wanted health care reform passed before Congress left for the August recess.
These two steps by the Administration have created chaos. First, by relying on liberals in the House of Representatives to define the debate, the President forgot about a very important component in any debate - the American people. Secondly, by trying to ram the bill through, without most members of Congress even having a chance to familiarize themselves with the provisions, let alone read the bill, he miscalculated the energy of the people. Any member of Congress will tell you that it has been many years since they have seen this level of anger and passion on the part of the American people.