The choice for Senate Republicans is two or more years of sitting on their hands or getting to work with Democrats.
The concept of wokeness deserves to be recognized for its generality, and not simply used as another moral panic by conservatives.
Republicans are faced with a choice on infrastructure: negotiate a bipartisan bill or take responsibility for whatever Democrats pass without them.
Some political positions are strangely opposite of what they should be. Minimum wage politics is one example.
There’s a lot of desire by a lot of formerly-mainline conservatives to find a new vehicle for their politics without emboldening extremists or being left out in the cold.