In the more recent cruise podcast, John O'Sullivan suggested that the Republicans in the House should let the Democrats have their way. His idea was that if they just say, loud and clear, to the American people, "OK, the Democrats won. You voted for them. We will let them do what they think is best, but then they have to own the results," we could demonstrate with real finality the failures of Left-leaning ideas.
In the last election, when George W. Bush wasn't being blamed for the dreadful economy, the Republican House was. Perhaps we could eliminate this line of argument for the last time by just announcing our capitulation. Maybe the House Republicans should decide to vote "present" for two years just to see what happens.
Of course, we would have to live with the results. And our victory in the war of ideas might be a Pyrrhic one.
What do you think?