President Trump Wednesday was asked about noises Senate Minority leadeer Chuck Schumer is making about negotiating on health care. Trump, a dealmaker who understands people, suggested Schumer had a long way to go to prove to him that he is serious.
And Trump is right. Schumer is just worried about accusations he’s hearing that Democratic, unlike Republicans when Obamacare was passed, don’t want to participate in the process. They’re not even pretending.
Democrats are demanding that the process not move too quickly, saying the bill is being jammed through. That’s true, but as Douglas Holtz-Eakin put it today in the Washington Post, “How much time do they need to vote no”?
So now, they’re pretending to want to talk. Schumer just doesn’t want to be accused of bad faith — the bad faith he possesses.