I disagree with you on the NJ Senate race. The issue there is not politics, it's ethics. You should never ever vote for, or fail to vote against an unethical person. A vote FOR ethics is always a vote for conservative values.
As for the GOP. Every two years during the months of October and November the GOP does a very good job of explaining why a conservative political philosophy makes sense. The problem is that as soon as the election is over, the GOP can't seem to put that conservative political philosophy into action. Results matter, and I think conservatives are right to be angered at the lack of progress on conservative issues under the GOP's tenure. The GOP currently controls both Houses of Congress, the Presidency, most legislatures and most governorships. Not to mention the fact that most Supreme court Justices were appointed by Republican Presidents.
I agree with you in that people should vote selectively and should support both conservatives and Patriots. Those individuals are not always the ones with the "R" next to their name.
As for Sen. Kerry, I think he just did a good job of shooting himself and Democratic party in the foot. I can't say I'm surprised. Elitist snobs often make comments that are both elitist and snobbish.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus
"October and November the GOP does a very good job of explaining......"
We send these conservatives up to Washington, DC...do you think there are more than maybe ? 200 of them total? And we get upset when the liberals that live and work in DC, that were put there by over 60 years of socialist Democratic rule, that comprise the thousands of jobs in the Federal burocracy, won't allow them to do there jobs. So we out here in the real world get all huffy ......