Freakin’ fight a little about it — do the jobs the taxpayers pay for. Make a case. Make an argument. Get a little vicious and bloody with it.

Republicans schooled in the intricacies of closed-door dealings and wheelings, in the art of strategic blackmail and bribery — in the tactics of political intimidation and mudslinging — could come out of their shells, get in the game and get to work letting Democrats know just who’s in charge.

And Republicans — listen, don’t turn up your noses as such a thought, as if you’re above such fray. We know it’s not just Democrats who know how to go low.

We know Republicans, properly motivated, can inflict a bruising as well.