There are a few things evident from the last few weeks:
Republicans are opposed to deficit spending By Democrats -- but not Republicans.
Republicans are happy to setting strict rules on how much taxpayer money you can receive if you are on welfare or a union auto worker -- but not if you're a Wall Street CEO.
Republicans are happy to cut taxes -- so long as most of the tax cut benefits the wealthy.
Republicans are against class warfare so long as it's waged against the rich -- but it's OK against the middle class, working class and poor.
Republicans are all for bipartisan compromise -- so long as they get what they want but don't have to actually vote for it.
Democrats are invertebrates.