Since Republicans are somewhat hesitant to completely betray the American people, President Obama has decided to redefine "bipartisanship".
White House officials said they had a new standard for bipartisanship: the number of Republican ideas incorporated in the legislation, rather than the number of Republican votes for a Democratic bill. Mr. Obama said the health committee bill “includes 160 Republican amendments,” and he said that was “a hopeful sign of bipartisan support for the final product.”
Republicans said many of those amendments were technical, and they were scathing in their criticism of the bill approved by the health committee.
Yes, we're living in "1984".