Defusing A Bomb
Republicans, worried that their ass was being kicked a bit too much, decided to back down and not introduce any resolution condemning Alan Grayson for his accurate remarks about the Republican health care plan. His repeated beat-downs once Republicans decided to try and make an issue out of the speech clearly showed his resolve. So the GOP, not wanting to give him a platform any more, shut their mouths.
Hopefully the Democrats can take a lesson from this. Grayson raised nearly $100,000 yesterday out of the deal, by saying what the base wanted to hear, and more importantly, not backing down after saying it. And the Republicans, not getting what they wanted out of it, blinked.
That's how you stop a hissy fit cold in its tracks.