I'm quoting John Aravosis of AMERICAblog below:
For a long time now I've wished the Democrats would grow some spine. I keep getting disappointed.
So what have learned in the past 8 months?
1. Give the Republicans 40% of the stimulus package for wasteful tax cuts and they will:
a. Vote against the bill anyway;
b. Claim that you're the one who wasted all the money; and
c. Say that the bill isn't working, when their provisions were the only ones supposed to kick in immediately.
2. Unilaterally cave on one of your biggest promises on health care reform and the GOP will:
a. Still claim that you're being partisan.
b. Still oppose anything you come up with.
c. Vote against the bill anyway.
You can read all of John's post right here.