Because they have such an inept party chairman:
Michael Steele went on MSNBC this morning before the health-care summit and began attacking President Obama for a “dog and pony show” — and claimed that the president should have held this summit a year ago, when things were just getting started.
The problem with this: Obama did. On March 5 of last year. Fully televised. All that.
Republicans were so busy back then concocting plans to scuttle ANY health-care reform, though, that it kinda slipped their minds.