This is what Democrats still don't get.
Constantly appointing Republicans as Secretary of Defense will not stop Republicans from saying Democrats are weak on defense.
Negotiating away common sense health care solutions will not stop them from calling us socialists and attempting to repeal any health care law passed with bipartisan support.
(OMG! Please no one tell that to Mark Udall. It'll really disrupt his dream state.)
No acquiescence to Republicans in crippling the social safety net for Millions of elderly, retired, and disabled Americans will ever make them happy.
Republicans will turn around and blame the Democrats for that very same act of bipartisanship. Then they'll line up the next round of cuts to programs that support the Middle Class.
Democrats in DC still haven't learned these key lessons. And they may never learn them, for sake.