The "republican majority" in place right now is a joke. They are doing everything (short of getting the vaseline) for the Democrats while the Left screws America.
I'm not exaggerating. It's only been the occasional grass-roots Conservative movements (like the California recall and outrage over CBS's anti-Reagan mock-u-mentary) that have honestly bucked the system and stood firm against the Left's designs.
The republicans on Capitol Hill have only made token efforts at best...the latest being a mere 40-hour feeble attempt to act like they're trying to break the Democrat's filibuster.
I dunno...if given the choice between dealing with a guy who is my sworn enemy and dealing with a guy who claims to be my friend (but who won't do anything to help me), I'd rather deal with my sworn enemy. At least he has the decency to let me know up front that he's trying to harm me.
The problem with politician's is really very simple. Some poor guy with good intentions is elected to office and goes to the House or Senate. He's sat down and educated on how things really work and what is expected of him/her.
Problem is things don't work like he thought they would or were supposed to work.
Now he either goes along with the program or finds himself without party support (see financial)comes election time. He also finds himself on some committee (if at all) that looks into the Draino problem in Montana, or some such nonsense.
In other words, come next election he's either voted out of office because he can't produce for his state/district or he actually has some moral values and decides that's it, no more political crap for me.
There is so much crap going on in D.C. that there is no way either party is going to cut anyone's throat unless there is a real advantage that can be gained for election purposes. They each are holding daggers at each others backs.
What we need is a large group of folks elected that have nothing to hide, that aren't afraid to take it on the chin once in awhile. Call it guts, brass balls, jeuvos or what have you. Find me one of those guys/gals and I'll support them all of the way and I think most people will too.
That's my two cents worth on politics.