Check out this article in the DailyKos.
The Republican game is to make Obama and the Democrats appear to be ineffectual. Obama should have figured this out by now. I thought he was approaching the olive branch/arrows strategy. You know, offer the Republicans the chance to do some bipartisan acts on things that matter like health care, or the military. Then when the Republicans pull the obstructionist act, let loose the arrows.
Ridicule the Republicans and then lock them out.
I’m seeing little signs of this with Sen. Franken, Sen. Whitehouse, Rep. Kucinich and Rep. Grayson. I think those are Obama’s attack dogs. And how we need those attack dogs.