Maybe all the self-loathing the Left has taught Americans in general to do has rubbed off too much on Republicans. Republicans are too quick to blame our own when things go wrong, pointing fingers at each other even when (1) we succeed much more than we should given the circumstances (40 in the Senate and being significantly in the minority in the House), (2) the other side is the one that has to resort of shameful tactics, and, most importantly, (3) the game is still going on.
Right now, the Republicans have reason to be happy on two fronts: the bill might still go down, and the Democrats are going to be punished mightily for their crappy bill. In the House, it barely passed before. Without the unlikely concession to Bart Stupak, he and LA Republican Cao will almost certainly vote against the bill. If everyone votes the same as before, we’d only need to flip one more vote. Some of the ten (I think it was ten) other pro-lifers who voted for the bill before only because of the Stupak Amendment could easily flip to vote against. The question is whether some who voted against the bill before would vote for it now. Some will no doubt get a lot of pressure to do so, but when polls on the bill have opposition to the bill at 60% or more, who wants to explain why they originally voted against the bill and then voted for it? For the majority whip to ask a House member in a red or even purple district to vote for this bill is like asking a friend to eat lint.
It would be a horrible thing for America if this bill passes, and Republicans can’t view its passage as anything else no matter how much it helps them. Even so, the Democrats would be committing political suicide by passing this thing.