We will lose on legislation. But we will win the message war every day, and every week, until November 2010. […] Our goal is to bring down approval numbers for [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and for House Democrats. That will take repetition. This is a marathon, not a sprint.
If you ever had any doubts that all the Republicans care about is winning an election and staying in power as opposed to, you know, actually governing, as in doing the work for the country rather than a political party, this should put those concerns to rest.
HT to Steve Benen