Now that the Republicans have shown President Obama the back of their hand, and have proven to be a bunch of whiney children, what will he do? Will Obama continue to work for bipartisanship as an end in itself? Will he agree to more GOP modifications just to buy a few votes?
I really do not know.
I understand the want for bipartisanship, but at what cost? At what point should Obama push for a real progressive stimulus package, knowing that success will bring Republican support after the fact?
I just don't know.
The public overwhelmingly supports President Obama, so at what point does he have to stop waiting for Republicans to act in good faith, and instead move forward?
At the end of the day some sort of stimulus package will inevitably make it into law. But whether it passes with meaningful support from Republicans, or is a meaningful package, is the first test of Obama's administration.