This may come off as blasphemy, but I support the latest idea of Joe Lieberman. I want him to propose a "war tax" on the floor of the Senate.
I wrote a few days ago that Democrats need to make Republicans take tough votes, and none would be tougher than a vote on a war tax. Republicans would either have to vote to increase taxes (you might not have heard this, but Republicans generally don't like to raise taxes) or they would have to vote against funding for the troops. They would have to choose between their so-called ethos or their b.s., Hannityesque flag waving rhetoric. Basically, a damned if you do (unless your Ted Haggard) or damned if you don't scenario for the Repubs.
Yes, I know Lieberman isn't doing this to put Republicans in a tight spot. But in addition to crimping the style of the GOP, it would force most Americans, who have sacrificed little, to either ante up more for this effort or finally get the government to shut it down. So go on with your bad self, Joe (I'm pretty sure that will be the last time that phrase gets written on this site).