Maybe he was right. I'm still waiting for the Republican Party to become conservative. But, then again, I'm still waiting for the Tooth Fairy also.
Lately he pointed out that Democrats have become stupid while staying evil and that the Republicans have gone from being the lesser of two evils (from a paleo perspective) to the only slightly lesser of two evils.
My own view is that power and evil go hand in hand. It's not monotonic or inevitable but it's the natural tendency of many politicians without external limits on their behavior. Fortunately there are enough Republicans with limited government principles to keep things under control, but (IMO) the recent National ID bill is not a good sign.