The Senate has agreed to start a debate on the financial reform package.
What the Republicans were angling for was a pre-approved package, with back room Ben Nelson(DINO-NE)-type deals cut in secret, so that they would get what they wanted without their finger prints on the deals.
Well, now it looks as if the bill will be in flux on the floor, which means that the sellouts will have to be public, as will voting in opposition to some of the amendments to strengthen the bill.
Harry Reid has hung tough, and the Democrats have been effective in painting Republican obstructionism for what it is.
This needs to be the rule, not the exception.