What does this teach us about Republicans? Well, considering that not a single Republican senator voted against this bill, nothing we didn't already know. The GOP still opposes freedom and the Constitution. Why do you think they are rallying behind the cantankerous McCain?
What does this teach us about Democrats? Again, nothing new. They are just as corrupt as their "conservative" counterparts. If Obama really wanted change, then he would have been available to vote against this legislation. If Clinton really thought the current administration is going in the wrong direction in the "war on terror," then she would have been available to vote against this legislation. It seems the selection of presidential candidates is rather limited.
Let's face it. We had our chance with Ron Paul. Instead, we opted for the snooping, warmongering statists. I'm beginning to think the majority of Americans hate freedom.