To know just how much things have changed since the days when the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) habitually worked with Republicans and Grassley did the same with Democrats, read the piece on Grassley in The New York Times. You will realize why Grassley literally cannot win for losing. Then read Gerald Seib's great piece from last month in The Wall Street Journal about where all the dealmakers have gone. Seib notes that Sen. Bob Bennett (R) of Utah is under attack from the Club for Growth for working with Democrats on healthcare reform.
Sorry to lament the new reality, but this is a shame.
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