Thursday, June 11, 2009

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.


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