Broder's quest for bipartisanship is pathetic:
In today's op-ed, David Broder writes
: (emp add)
In the last Congress, [Republican Bob] Bennett, a staunch conservative, delighted the more liberal [Democrat Ron] Wyden by volunteering to become the lead co-sponsor of Wyden's Healthy Americans Act.
Together, they rounded up the largest bipartisan sponsorship of any major health-care bill -- eight Democrats and six Republicans, among them three members of the GOP Senate leadership.
Their bill -- in the simplest terms -- would have guaranteed portable, affordable health insurance to every American. It would have required individuals to purchase private health-care policies, with subsidies as needed from employers and government.
Wow! Eight Democrats and six Republicans, for a total of 14 out of 100 Senators.
That's super-duper-bipartisanship! It's another
Gang of 14.
Remember, the previous Gang of 14
essentially did the Republicans bidding. This bunch probably are cut from the same cloth.
RELATED: Nicholas Kristof has an op-ed
in the NYTimes that extols the Canadian system and also dings fraudster Rick Scott of Conservatives for Patients’ Rights.