The biggest challenge for a GOP-held House might be to maintain its already tenuous alliance with the Tea Party, whose wrath could quickly shift to the right if Republicans become the party in power.
Finding common ground with a movement that's screaming "No!" to President Obama's agenda, after all, is fairly easy to do for a Republican Party that is growing comfortable with the "Party of No" label that the White House is trying to stick it with. Finding common ground with that movement once the GOP has to advance a legislative agenda of its own might be tougher.A more positive view of the GOP's ability to transition into power comes from a cover story in Newsweek, which outlines how Republicans plan to tackle key foreign and domestic issues in the event that they take back the House.
So, is the GOP better off as the minority party?