Isn’t that what this all is about at this moment in time?

We just have to last another 18 months and win the presidential election, and then our long national nightmare will come to an end.  Until then, we’re just trying to limit the damage.

Until he put forth his “plan,” Mitch McConnell was on the right track

You can’t make a “big deal” with this President and this Senate.  The best you can do is limit the damage done by the (Nancy)-Harry-Barack tag team.

McConnell’s plan wasn’t damage control; to the contrary, it made Republicans participants in the continuing damage. 

There is a way out, spending constraints short of an overhaul of entitlements and no tax increases.  At the end of the day, Obama will have to take it. 

And if he doesn’t, the damage is on him.