It seems puzzling to me that President Obama is not making the case to the American people about the need for the emergency stimulus bill. He remains immensely popular, the Republicans remain immensely unpopular, and everyone you know is convinced our economy is teetering off a cliff. So why just sit back and let the GOP control the terms of the debate?
What is the point here, Smithers? The whole idea of pursuing the magic pony of "bi-partisanship" is to fashion crucial legislation like this. And it's plainly obvious the Republicans want this stimulus bill to fail. So it's time to stop playing games and start making the case to the public. And this needs to happen now.