One way to go on offense here would be for Nancy Pelosi to now offer herself as a candidate for Speaker of the House in the 113th Congress inviting any possible sane Republicans out there to defect.
While I don't say this will work, it would certainly help cement the notion of whose fault the dysfunctional government is.
Why the hell not, I say! I don't see a downside. It's a chance to mess with their minds for a change. They've been doing it to us in a couple of state legislatures.