January 21, 2013
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: How To Save The Republican Party: Win. “In reality, Republicans have a broad consensus on program and policy. But they don’t have the power. What divides Republicans today is a straightforward tactical question: Can you govern from one house of Congress? Should you even try? . . . Obama’s postelection arrogance and intransigence can put you in a fighting mood. I sympathize. But I’m tending toward the realist view: Don’t force the issue when you don’t have the power.”
What you can do, however, is send a lot of bills to the Senate that it will be embarrassing to let die.