Republicans are walking a slippery slope on this one. Obviously, if it fails, then they can play the "I told you so" game all they want. However, if things go according to plan, and I think things will, then they're good as dead, or at least until Democrats loose sight of what's right and get booted. See, I believe in competition, which appears to be nonexistent right now. There are no good ideas coming from the Republican Party because all of their ideas are old, dead ideas. Their policies are why we're passing stimulus bills today. The same people who told us to spend after 9/11 don't want to spend. The same people who doubled the national debt don't want to spend. They simply aren't making sense and they're not coming to the table with original ideas.
That is why I am proud of the job President Obama is doing. Unlike W., he is taking action. Regardless of whether you think that action is wright or wrong, he is acknowledging the problem, getting the best people in the country to work on a solution, and doing something to fix it. The fact that these Governors would rather put their ideology before their people sickens me. It could be all bluster, a way to tip the hat to their far right constituents. And, it may be moot anyway because their respective state legislators could accept the funds regardless. However, if they do manage to reject the funds, and the stimulus works for everybody except them, then I hope they get theirs come the next election.