I will explain this one more time. The Republicans are not the ones keeping sweeping health care reform from passing. They can be the party of NO, as the libs like to say, all they want. They do not (although they have) need to offer bi-partisan proposals.
You see the Democrats have clear majorities in both the Senate and House. They can pass any legislation they choose.
So, in this case your not cannot put the blame on Mame, you can't blame the Republicans either. The stimulus, the destruction of health care as we know it, higher taxes, out of control spending -- blame the donkey party. There is reason their symbol is an ass.