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Well, a Republican aide sums up the Senate leadership’s take: nonstop partisanship. Among those passages that irked especially: “His partisan barbs about the Bush tax cuts, Republicans opposing Medicare, and his outrageous attempt to paint anyone who disagreed with Ted Kennedy as beyond the pale.” But tomorrow Obama is going to work on civility. Well, there is nowhere to go but up.