rachel via CROOK AND LIARS:
Rachel runs down the list of GOP hypocrites who have been willing to go against everything that the Obama administration and the Democrats have proposed but are willing to go home and hold up big checks and take credit for that money coming into their local economies without batting an eye. As Rachel points out, it's not a secret that they've done this, and they don't care. And they are never, never, never going to vote with the Democrats no matter what they do or how much they extend their hand to the Reblicans and try to work with them.
As Rachel pointed out, Think Progress has done a lot of great work on the subject and here are a few examples.
GOP Senate Candidate Rep. Mike Castle Takes Credit For Over $5 Million In Stimulus Funds He Voted To Kill
In KY, McConnell Brags About Stimulus Projects, Requests More Money; In DC, McConnell Says Stimulus Should End
Republicans Who Opposed The Stimulus Continue To Pan It As A ‘Failure,’ While Also Taking Credit For Its Success
Jindal Tours Louisiana Attacking ‘Washington Spending’ While Handing Out Jumbo-Sized Stimulus Checks
Jindal takes credit for stimulus, presents constituents with jumbo-sized stimulus check.
Rep. Shuster Bashes The Stimulus As A Failure While Taking Credit For Its Success
Republicans Who Opposed The Stimulus Line Up To Criticize It Publicly, Request More Money Privately
Kit Bond Touts Effects Of Stimulus Bill He Voted Against
All In A Day’s Work: Rep. Kingston Smears The Stimulus On TV, Takes Credit For Stimulus Jobs In His District
The GOP is not interested in productive policy and instead as Rachel noted sabotaging the President's agenda. I'm not sure what good he thinks this meeting is going to do other than hopefully point out their rank hypocrisy, but so far he's giving way too much deference to the party of "no" that deserves none. The Republicans are more than happy to continue to drive the economy into a ditch if they think it will keep them in office.