The smartest thing for the Republicans to do is nothing and to walk away. It's clear that Obama and the Democrats won, so, I say, let them fix their own mess. Actually I think the only reason they want the Republicans on board is so they can blame them for whatever bad happens to the the economy. Lets face it Obama doesn't want things to get better, their is nothing in the past four years to indicate anything different, so, why even participate. Why let any Republican be a part of the inevitable. The other part of the coin is that we don't have the leaders to fight and it would be wise for them to just walk away than make themselves look like fools. Obama wants to decimate the the Republican Party if they give in, the party will be toast.