During a segment on her show, Rachel Maddow highlighted how the Republicans have been the Party of No and oppose any policy that Obama and the Democrats have supported. A prime example that Rachel highlighted was how the Republicans (including Virginia's Frank Wolf and Eric Cantor) have been doing whatever they could to trash the stimulus bill but have been praising the positive impact it can have in the community while they're in their home districts. In other words, they want to take credit for everything good that the stimulus delivered but want to appease the tea party activists by speaking out against the bill while in DC.
The Republican's need to vote against anything the President proposes, even if they later try to take credit for its benefits, makes it clear that they are more interested in their own political futures than acting in a bipartisan manner. This must be taken into consideration as we move forward and Democrats in Congress cannot give up on their values in hopes of getting a few Republicans to sign on. The right has made it clear that they will do whatever it takes to prevent Obama from having a victory, despite the fact that Obama's proposals obviously will benefit their communities. While I'm glad to see that Rachel is working on drawing attention to the Republican hypocrisy, I have a feeling it's going to take awhile before some people realize that the Republicans are indeed the Party of No and the people who constantly give in to them aren't helping anything but are simply preventing meaningful legislation from being passed.