The one lesson left to us by the Obama years is that the Left does not moderate thru negotiation. Obama passed the fewest laws of any administration, even Pres. Carter’s one term presidency. Obama simply stopped trying and instituted one man rule by phone and pen. He had to have all his way, and the process be damned.
Additionally, the Democratic Senate instituted the nuclear option and moved away from its bent toward consensus decision making.
The Right’s DNA is not Obama’s. They expect negotiation and compromise. They are constitutionalists. They are not Statists, who desire the government to go unchecked in its role as Savior. They reduce the role of government and restrict its sphere of influence. In its way forward to restrict the State as the All-Beneficent-One, the Right must fiercely and with deaf ear to the bleating class move directly and swiftly to its constitutional mission. It must not dawdle and fantasize that the Left have all of a sudden chosen fair play.
Republicans, use the constitutional power invested in you by the fair play rules of the Constitution to get your job done. Like Pilgrim in Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress,” run from the City of Destruction with your fingers in your ears to block out the cries of those who accuse you of fanaticism. Focus, dare, risk and run toward the goal.