It's easy to make government look bad. The alternative is so much more responsible, accountable and just plain hard work. That's why Republicans have it ideologically made, since all they have to do screw things up in Congress enough to get their point across, and look like anti-government geniuses in front of their low information base.
Ezra Klein makes that point here, with the Nation's Chris Hayes, describing just how it will be done when it comes to health care reform.
Here's a shortened version, getting right to the point: