It's pretty clear that Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and President Barack Obama are chasing a mirage when they say they are seeking a bipartisan compromise leading to health-care reform. The DeathEater insurance industry has shown its teeth. Republicans are happy to ride along for political advantage, smelling Obama's political blood in the water. Can anyone believe that Republican politicians were doing anything but stringing along Baucus and the other pseudo-Democrats?
"Bipartisan" is a fool's paradise. Obama should move to real health reform and draw the lines sharply. Make Republicans show their true allegiance to the DeathEater insurance industry. Demand Medicare for all, beginning at birth, and make Republicans try to dismantle Medicare itself. That will bring out a phalanx of Raging Grannies that will make even the DeathEaters tremble.
Salt Lake City