When I was in college, I spent a summer interning for a US senator. While I was there I learned that one of the most important things about passing legislation is the way the debate is framed. Unfortunately, the Democratic party did a great job with the recent "Stimulus" legislation.
Just by having the bill called the "Stimulus Package", it infers that the bill will be good for the economy. The Democrats have the battle halfway won before the debate begins. Instead, if it was called the "Deficit Spending Package”, I'm pretty sure it would have had a lot more trouble passing.
This is especially important with the next piece of legislation the Democrat's are trying to pass, the "Fairness Doctrine". Unsurprisingly, I don't think this law would be "fair" at all. Instead, I suggest the "Government Censorship Doctrine." I'm guessing that bill would have a little more trouble passing. Fortunately, it won’t matter if congress passes it or not because Obama has said he doesn’t support it.