FBCStaff-Fred Thompson, who was in the House from 1994 to 2003 tells the GOP:
“We will never achieve entitlement or tax reform with a doctrinaire liberal in the White House. Any agreements to do so in “out years” would probably be unenforceable even if agreement were achieved. And we can only do so much while controlling one half of one branch of government. Ladies and Gentlemen of the House Republicans, you have laid some great groundwork to rectify both of those situations. Now it is the time to accept a well-won victory and move on.”
But this does show what standing on principles will do. This was a big step in preparing for the 2012 elections. You’ve won now lets move on.