Here's what I wrote in the comments there:
Democrats have exactly two options.
Option One: Call out the Republicans as cowards and fools. Don't mince words, and aim for their throats. Impugn their patriotism. Call their sanity into question. Declare them unfit for public service. Promise the voters courage, foresight and a return to sensible American values. When Republicans try to fire back with some variation of their tired mantra, "What would you do instead?" Answer: fire all the incompetent Republican panty-wetters currently warming seats throughout Washington, D.C. and replace them with the professionals these people have forced to wander in the wilderness for the last six years.
Option Two: Bend over and kiss their sorry asses into political oblivion.