Just sent the following note via the White House contact form:
I understand the President’s desire for “bipartisanship”, however, I believe it is naive to think that making concessions to Republicans in order to get their support for things like the stimulus bill. Republicans have pruned their party leaders for the last 30+ years such that they are simply opposed to Democrats on principle. Please simply produce the best legislation you can, and let the Republicans vote on it as their conscience dictates. Don’t weaken the bill.