It will be a painful 4 years-maybe 2 if we can win the Senate back midterm. However, I think that the winning strategy is to let the Dems own what they have created. We have to start thinking long term and not just about the next election. We can't win the media war. If the Reps participate in this sham compromise, they will surely be blamed for any bad consequences.
A bad compromise is worse than no deal. Let the Dems take us to Greece and then we may see our numbers increase at the ballot box.