In my opinion, it is not about "strategies." It is about yelling and screaming louder, and pointing more fingers, than the opposition. Several people on this article thread have pointed to the fact that the Republicans fail every time to effectively SLAM the left for every preposterous and lying statement they make. They fail every time to get their message out and to unmask the progressives for what they are -- spenders and taxers who don't care WHOSE MONEY it is, as long as it isn't theirs. They need to get very vocal very soon or this country is dead in the water.