Peter Wehner writes at Commentary that now is the time for prudence and lower expectations for Republicans.
Republicans need to carefully pick their fights. Declare now that under no circumstances will they allow the U.S. to default on its debt – and then pass legislation to prove it. At the same time, Republicans should continue to argue for re-limiting government by offering up specific proposals. Hold hearings that highlight the failures of government. Demonstrate patience. Don’t try to remake the world. And lay out a reform agenda that Republicans would implement if Obama wasn’t president and if Republicans controlled both legislative chambers.
The public will eventually grow weary of Obama and Obamaism. The job of Republicans right now is not to get in the way of that process.