Just thought I would point out that Dems up to and including Obama are nigh desperate to pass a bill with some bipartisan cover. The only thing so far that saved us from god knows how many hideous new laws is the lunatic demands of the Republican far right.
Remember, the Republican near right is still bugshit crazy. If Olympia Snowe had her way she would get together with some blue dogs and write a bunch tax cuts offset by punishing the poor. Thank god the GOP approaches every potential ‘deal’ with such hysterically awful terms that even Max Baucus has to walk away.