Argument: Compromise is still necessary under one-party rule
"GOP Candidates Warn Against One-Party Rule". Washington Post. 26 Oct. 2008 - party leaders are mindful of the dangers associated with one party controlling all levers of government, particularly given the monumental financial and international problems the next president and a new Congress will inherit.
"The larger the majority, the more likelihood that people think they can go off on their own. But being in the minority for 12 years was probably pretty good for us. We are a party much more aware of the necessity of unity," House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (Md.) said.