President Obama said Tuesday that he will consider any Republican health care ideas, as long as the ideas address the goals contained in the Democratic plans already passed by the House and Senate.http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-02-09-obama-health-care-bipartisan_N.htm
Translation: If you do what I want, I'll throw you a bone, and we can call it bipartisan. If you don't, I'll call you obstructionist.
Obama continues to ignore the deep unpopularity of the healthcare bills pending in Congress.
If Obama were suddenly serious about making a bipartisan effort, he would jettison all the bribes, the kickbacks, the special interest payoffs and the backroom deals from the senate bill. And, he would keep his campaign promises, starting with his promise that employee healthcare benefits would remain untaxed.