The Democrats look like the gang that couldn't shoot straight. They can't find 60 votes in the Senate to beat a GOP filibuster. The GOP voted against the bill in a solid block and several democrats voted against their own bill. The GOP is scurrilous but the democrats are proving to be incompetent even when they have a huge majority in the Senate. They consistently let the GOP get away with lies and incoherent positions on almost every issue. I can't fault the GOP for doing what they do because their policies can only be defended with deception. Perhaps the problem with the Democrats is that they do not have a belief system that unites them. Maybe the problem is that both parties are competing for campaign contributions from those who would be most affected by letting the Bush tax cuts expire.