Monday, January 21, 2013


I think this is good advice.

Yet many Republicans remain committed to opposing Obama regardless of policy. An orderly, serial succession of issues might enable them to consolidate their opposition, rallying less adamant colleagues to a united front. It could be more fruitful for the White House to pursue a multipronged agenda -- pushing gun safety, immigration reform and fiscal retrenchment simultaneously. That might allow individual Republicans to camouflage rare instances of heretical agreement with the White House amid a general trend of opposition.

I'm not optimistic about anything good getting through Congress, but backing away from the one big thing at a time mode might make something possible. When it's always one big thing the teabaggers know what to focus on.