Doubling down is easier when you are playing with Other People's Money.
The hardest part for the Republicans will be in controlling the urge of prima donnas to strut before the cameras in the name of bipartisanship. Here is a tweet to settle your digestion before bed time;
@ewerickson So George Voinovich is going to meet Obama tomrrow. There's 1 RINO who'd give 2 arms & a testicle to screw conservatives... about 3 hours ago from TweetieAll the Republicans have to do is remember to Maintain the Objective. If they don't get distracted and keep articulating basic principles of honest effective economic management and open honest governance then they win. If they get pulled into bidding wars over fantasy policies then they lose.
What should we be doing to positively counter the Obama campaign to link the nation's problems to the Republicans? Attack! We must link the Democrats to all these disasters in the public mind. We need billboards with the slogan "These are the people who stole $Trillions$" and 30' photos of Dodd and Franks and Geithner and Gorelick and the Fannie/Freddie crew. After 2 months of the campaign we add Obama's image to the rogues gallery.
If we are lucky then the Democrats will split and hive off the extremists. This will get dicey because the black voting bloc has tied itself to the most extreme and irrational elements. It would be better for America if they did not go over the cliff with their exploiters.
“The response will not be to do incremental things and try to salvage a few seats in the fall,” a presidential adviser said. “... go out and fight and let the chips fall where they may".This is where the troops shoot the officer in the back. Just how does Obama expect to get Democratic politicians to join him in this bold sacrifice of their seats? John McCain must be making phone calls tonight.