It is petty. But exactly how many republicans did the President, Reid and Pelosi bring into the ACA discussions?
Oh yeah, none. They didnt need them or want them. So, now the GOP can say "See? They had all the power and look what they did. We have to be vigilant now that we can stop them from enacting terrible legislation, simply because they can and will do it again."
Both sides neet to be reigned in. I'd vote every one out and put new people in, but until you fence in special interests, it'll just happen over and over again.