Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Failed health care bill proof bipartisanship is dead

 
NYPOST by Micheal Goodwin -- 

Say the word “bipartisan” and hopeful hearts go aflutter. Even in the worst of times, there is magical faith in the idea that our better angels will prevail and party lines will vanish if Washington puts America first.

Green shoots of the faith emerged in the White House soon after the GOP attempt to repeal ObamaCare crashed and burned. President Trump and aides excoriated some fellow Republicans and talked of working with Democrats to find a solution.

“I think if we had bipartisan [support,] we could have a health-care bill that would be the ultimate,” Trump said.

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer was happy to say yes — as long Trump swallowed a poison pill. “Once the Republicans take repeal off the table, we’re willing to work with them,” he responded.

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