Finally, with the passage of health care and the rejuvenation of the democrats, it seems like some GOP senators are realizing this strategy has failed:
A top Republican player in the financial reform debate Wednesday said his Republican colleagues have made a "major strategic error" in allowing a Democrats-only bill to pass out of committee.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) effectively conceded that Republicans had squandered their leverage over the sweeping legislation by failing to rally around bipartisan talks last month and that Democrats are right in thinking the politics of the issue are firmly on their side.
Democrat Chris Dodd is saying that he's heard similar thoughts from other GOP senators.
Democrats have finally learned what generations of parents have been teaching their children: the best way to deal with bullies is to stand up to them. They'll cave.