I cannot fathom how horribly dysfunctional this current incarnation of the Republican party has become. Not one vote for the stimulus bill in the House, very little apparent support in the Senate. Even after all of the efforts Obama has made to garner bi-partisan support. What's worse, it appears the Republicans have made every effort to weaken the stimulus bill even as they continue to vote against it. It all has the stink of ugly partisanship.
The thing is that this crisis is suited perfectly for Democrat-style solutions. Republicans need to show a little more pragmatism than they are currently showing. Its not a game to enhance Republican political power. Our government should actually think of solutions that will actually help this country.
Sorry, McCain and Kyl, you've lost my vote.
Here's Obama explaining the stimulus and its importance: