The bush tax cuts were rammed through the Senate by using reconciliation. Democrats can do the same.
Lets state the obvious.....Obama does not know how to negotiate...you do not give things away to the republicans getting nothing back in return.
Senate Democrats can still save the Middle Class Tax Cuts though. They should use Reconciliation which would only require a majority rather than 60 votes. How soon we forget that Republicans passed the bush tax cuts with the same procedure.
Let them howl about the fairness and we WILL remind them that they used the same procedure to pass them a decade ago!