Two-hundred and nineteen Democrats and a single Republican voted to pass the health care monstrosity PelosiCare. The Republican was Anh “Joseph” Cao, recently elected to fill William “Frozen Money” Jefferson’s seat. He’s one of the most liberal Republicans in the House in a very blue district. So there isn’t much point getting worked up over his vote, beyond the amusement of listening to the spinners claim use it to claim bipartisanship.
The real bipartisan vote was the opposition, where 39 Democrats defected to oppose the bill. But let’s not kid ourselves, many (like Dennis Kucinich) did it because they think it didn’t offer enough socialism.