Given a Democratic Congress. . .
We need to be more mature about losing than the Democrats. It positions the Republicans to make the most out of an oppositional position in Congress.
Second, there is nothing served by fighting every Democratic proposal like it is tatamount to sacrificing our firstborn. Not every hill is worth dying on. What can be compromised on, should be. What can't, fight. But distinguish the two.
Third, remember that the best way to position the Republicans for a comeback in 2008 is to let the Democrats have their head. They havn't got any new ideas, and it won't take long for that to be obvious. The hysterics of the past few years need to translate into a real legislative agenda, or the Dems will blow their credibility, badly.
More thoughts later.