Advice for Obama: Knock some heads together on health care

NewYorkPost.com/AP
November 9, 2009

WASHINGTON — The most senior African American in Congress offered some unsolicited advice Monday to President Barack Obama on how to get his signature health care bill through a balky Senate: knock their heads together.

“The president could take a few pages from Lyndon Johnson’s book…and start knocking heads together,” said Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Conyers, who spoke to reporters in Detroit, first came to Congress in 1965, the year Medicare and the Voting Rights Act both passed under the strong hand of Johnson, by then the president. Obama was not yet 4 years old.

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