Republicans Should Do Whatever It Takes to Make Obama Look Good...Using Republican Principles

UPDATE: Upon seeing the initial comments, I'm concerned that folks read the headline, but not the story. So, I added a few words to the headline, in hopes of earning a reading. Let me know if it's still unclear. -- Scott Ott

Republicans should work hard to make President Obama look good.

Perhaps you're thinking: "That's not 'work' for Republicans. They do that effortlessly. Everything the GOP does seems to make Obama look good."

That's not what I mean.

Let me give you an example: Republicans fought the extension (of the extension) of unemployment benefits on the principle that when you reward something, you get more of it. They didn't want more unemployment.

Democrats predicted that, if the benefits were not extended, America would look like the first 98% of Will Smith's movie The Pursuit of Happyness, where he's sleeping on the men's room floor in the subway with his son.

Republicans, goaded by the fiscal conservatives among them, ended the president's emergency extension of unemployment benefits. But wait. There's more...