Obama has been enchanted with the idea of ramming as much liberal legislation through Congress as humanly possible. This was Obama's idea of emulating Roosevelt. With a majority of Democrats and a media that supports him, Obama is losing his magic with Democrats who face tough re-elections next year. Fred Barnes says in his column at WSJ, that Congress is panicked over the spending. Needless to say, Congress understands they are accountable to the public for less than spectacular performance of the Stimulus Bill.
Pelosi and Congress participated in ruthless passage of bills with little regard of bipartisanship. Instead, Pelosi continuously chirped "we won". If it weren't for the dreaded re-election problems these Congressman are now facing with their constituents, Obama is shocked to see his Cap and Trade and health care face some strong resistance. As a consequence of this resistance,Obama will be on prime-time again this week, and bombarding the internet with his message.
The gossip on the Hill is that Pelosi is threatening these stubborn holdouts in Congress with the possibility of these Democrats losing their committee chairs if they don't cooperate.