From John McCain, on the Senate healthcare bill:
We will fight until the last vote. We must do everything.
Well, OK. I guess symbolically they feel like they need to do this. Frankly, though, now that the first procedural vote has been taken and it's obvious that Democrats really do have 60 votes to pass the thing, you'd think Republicans might decide that sitting around the Senate until 2 am every day through Christmas Eve isn't such a great way to make a pointless point after all. Don't they have families they'd rather be with? Why torture themselves?