Americablog has a good question: Is it more important to pass a good bill, or a popular one?
I have heard this in a few spots. It is a valid point. Why does this bill need 60 votes, or else? Or as Grassley says 70-80 votes.
Why does everyone need to be on board, and why right now and not by the time of voting? What about righting the best bill to meet American needs?
The best quote I have heard around is. "Bipartisanship is a means not an end."
Hell yes. We can work together to craft a bill, it can be great to draw together disparate ideas. But Republicans are pretty clear in action that the only option they like in inaction and delay. If one side is attempting to derail work what is the sum total gained by bipartisanship as an ends? Diddlysquat.