The overall governing strategy for the GOP from the mid 1990s to today seems to be
- Create a problem via inaction, negligence or partisanship grandstanding.
- Blame the problem on the democratic party and liberalism in general
- Insist on solution that doesn’t actually address the problem, but does benefit the tiny minority of wealthy families and foundations that support the GOP
- Leave the real problem to be solved the democrats and insist on tax cuts and other give always in exchange for letting them solve it.
It seems to be working for them.