Republicans must stop being nice to Democrats. Democrats play scorched-Earth politics.
Fine. Republicans should scorch the Earth beneath their feet. If Democrats want to return to the bipartisanship of Republican President Reagan and Democrat Speaker Tip O’Neill — who battled politically until 5 p.m. and then shared drinks and jokes after hours — they can apologize and buy the first round. Until that joyous day, may Democrat toes smolder.