I'll be surprised as Hell if the Republicans in the Senate join in the fight.
It seems to me that W and Co knew before and have since been proven right that the Dems would keep shooting themselves in the foot.
As far as the Pubbies being strong, I know some will disagree but I think that this is a year to show maturity while not being timid. The Dem bellyaches will do the rest. If we win big in this election, I believe there will some tougher stands made in the 2005 to 2007 session. We need to win this one decisively so that we can have four more years to clean up the Clinton mess, particuarly the War On Terrorism and judicial nominations.