From Suburban Guerrilla:
Mark Kleiman's got it right:
What should we do about it? Why, we should make them pay.
The contemporary Republican Party has demonstrated a complete lack of scruples and no sense of limits in either taking power or using power. (The current "purge" -- their word, not mine -- of the Directorate of Operations at the CIA to rid it of those not personally loyal to GWB is just the latest example.)
If they keep playing football and we keep playing croquet, guess who's going to keep winning?
Pelosi and Reid, and the rest of us, need to take a page from the Republican playbook of 1993-2000. No surrender, no compromise, no bipartisanship, no civility, no reaching out to Republican officeholders (as opposed to detachable Republican voters): nothing but scorched earth from here to victory.
No, it won't be pretty. But continuing to be ruled by these thugs is worse.