“The greatest victories are those that are won without fighting….”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Victory can sometimes be achieved by doing nothing. The rancor now enveloping the stimulus debate now calls for zen, not politics.
The lightning stroke is simply that, do nothing, but make sure the Nation understands the opposition are why nothing in happening.
Wait six months, by then the economy may be in recovery and the debate is unnecessary and forgotten. Or the economy may be in shambles and the pressure will be so great to act that a tidal wave will swamp the opposition.
Pay now or pay more later. Do the Republicans actually understand this game?