"....The last thing Republicans want to see is for the stimulus package to succeed. They want to slam the door hard on even the possibility that the gentle shift in outlook and policy generated by our current economic crisis could be the start of something more comprehensive and truly transformative. When they vote on the stimulus package, both today and after the conference committee does its work, many will be crossing their fingers in the fervid hope that it will fail, a disaster for most Americans, but, as they see things, a chance of redemption for the right-wing rule that has plagued us for so very long."
I'm not yet convinced that Obama's plan of inclusion of Republicans in legislation planning is worth the potential for inadequate government economic stimulus. In times of crisis our leaders should be acting quickly and decisively, not looking for buddies.