I think that Ann is right. Many times in my business career I've witnessed lunatics in power come up with crazy ideas and then bulldoze the pragmatic thinkers in order to get their way. Then, when the inevitable collapse happens, they either look to the pragmatic thinkers for fix their mess, or blame them outright for their failures.
Let the Democrats have what's left of our economy to themselves. It's too late and too little for Republicans to stop the runaway train from the coming crash so why be a part of it when it happens. One thing though...the media will still blame Republicans for the crash. They'll just say that they should not have compromised. Liberals always have an excuse.