DESPITE overwhelming Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, in 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt sought and received Republican support for his signature domestic program.
Republican senators voted 16-9 in favor and Republicans in the House supported it 81-21.
Democratic President Lyndon Johnson worked so well with Republicans on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that 80 percent of Republicans in the House and 82 percent of Republican senators voted for the bill.
Meanwhile, Johnson was able to get only 63 percent of Democratic congressmen and 69 percent of Democratic senators to support the measure.
But in 2009 and 2010, President Obama refused to consider Republican objections to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, receiving zero Republican support in either chamber.
Which is why Obamacare is such a messy disaster. Instead of reducing the nation's uninsured, Obamacare has cost 5 million people their insurance coverage.
Instead of "bending the curve" down on health prices, health insurance premiums are skyrocketing in many areas.
Instead of protecting people from being dropped by their insurance because of a pre-existing condition, cancer patients report insurers are dropping them.