Won't work, Vic. They have already hung themselves so many times over the years that they have permanent rope burn.
The problem is that the voting public is stupid enough to keep coming back for more
That's so true. We've been seeing it for the last several years. The theory of letting the Democrats control Congress; let Obama become president--they'll eff things up so badly people will want to put the grownups back in charge. But we see what happened. It's hard to fix stupid.
The House of Representatives is the only sanity in the federal government right now. The Republicans are not likely to lose the House in 2014. Because of the big wins in 2010 they controlled a majority of the state legislatures, which means they controlled the reapportionment (translation: gerrymandering) of the federal legislative districts in those states, necessary because of the 2010 census. As a result they easily retained control of the House. In Pennsylvania they picked up a seat, giving the Republicans 13 seats to the Democrats 5. They lost a few specifically targeted seats, and there are questions of fraud in some of those races that are hard to prove. LTC Allen West, US ARMY, retired, in Florida is one of them.
The Republicans did very well in state races again in 2012, but you didn't see it on the news. It was all about the Cult of Obama. Except for Obama, the Democrats really didn't win big. They did pick up two Senate seats, both due to losses that should have been wins except the Republican candidates were set up and became targets of character assassination. In each of those states Romney carried the state by 10 percentage points. In fact, North Carolina is the only state Romney carried by less that 10 percentage points. Obama carried several by large margins, but all of the so-called swing states were close, most within one or two points.
There is no Democrat mandate. The House Republicans need to start legislating. Pass some bills to address the problems (don't need no freaking "deal" to push the problems into the future), send them over to the Senate and dump them in Go-To-Hell-Harry's lap. Obama's not serious, so ignore him altogether.