Max Pappas at Freedom Works has the best summation of why Republicans in the House of Representatives should not take Bill Kristol's advice:
Supported a “moderate” stimulus:
“I would have supported a moderate stimulus.”
Saw nothing wrong with the spending in the stimulus bill:
"If Obama wants a stimulus, Republicans will give it to him tomorrow. It's the president's and the Democrats' insistence on incorporating a huge and problematic policy agenda in this one bill that's delaying action."
Supported government involvement in banking industry:
"They should think about breaking up the banks."
Supported the Wall Street Bailout:
"Some of the same conservatives who (correctly, in my view) made the case for $700 billion for Wall Street pitched a fit over $14 billion in loans for the automakers."
Supported the Auto Bailout:
"The bill would have allowed President Bush to name a car czar, who could have begun to force concessions from all sides. It also would have averted for now a collapse of the auto industry, and shifted difficult decisions to the Obama administration."
Thinks Republicans should stand down on corporate tax hikes:
“Republicans are making a mistake if they focus on big businesses and corporate tax rates... Corporations have a ton of cash. The corporate tax rate is not killing big business in America.”
Praises Medicare Part D:
"The Republican-passed Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit is working well and coming in under cost."