Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi actually offers Republicans a successful path towards governing. Unlike Sen. John McCain, who talks endlessly about "reaching across the aisle" to work with Democrats, Speaker Pelosi does not endlessly talk about how she wants to work with Republicans. Pelosi is a leftist who believes quite strongly in empowering the state and turning the United States into a socialist basketcase. She does not have any need for Republicans to "work with her" because they are an impediment to her objectives. While we do not agree with Nancy Pelosi on her objectives, there is something praiseworthy for a leader who knows exactly where they want to take the country and are willing to pursue those objectives without endlessly talking about how they can work with those who don't agree with them. That is not why people elect leaders. We elect leaders to pursue our objectives. Frankly, we don't care whether you can work with the other party or not. The other party is an obstacle. Nancy Pelosi knows this. It is time that we realized it as well.
Republicans--this is a wake-up call: we want leaders who talk about our ideas and articulate them in a way that is appealing to the vast majority of the public. We do not want to elect people who will endlessly apologize for holding conservatives principles and make endlessly banal references about working with those who do not share these principles. Show determination! When our principles are on full display to the public, as in the case of President Ronald Reagan's re-election, we win huge (Reagan won nearly 60% of the vote in his campaign for re-election in 1984, as well as 49 states).