"1. Give a lot of speeches about the middle class and about poverty; look sincere, sound sad, regretful when you talk about how big government has failed people.Sadly, the chances of it working -- especially with the boosterism of the courtier press -- are good.
2. Propose a few tax credits, and maybe a small symbolic actual expense of some kind.
3. Watch the press roll over and carry on excitedly about how this is a new GOP."
BONUS: Weigel, talking about the Republican "framework" on immigration reform, says ". . . that the party needs to look busy on immigration but doesn't fear great suffering if it fails to pass an immigration reform bill." So, yeah, that fits the m.o.