"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
Of all the posts tonight I think yours is the most accurate.
Conservative Republicans lost because they were no longer conservative. They became them and hence more worried about being accepted and invited to the right parties than doing what they were elected to do. So, as a direct result, they were unelected. BTW that is the correct term - unelected -because entirely too many conservative referendums passed and too many dimocrats ran as conservatives for this election to mark a significant change in national direction.
I have news for those living in that artificial world inside the beltway there are no right parties anymore.
The best thing that could happen when we win again, and we will, is to prohibit the elder leaders in both the House and Senate from assuming leadership posts. These men and women learned how to operate as a minority party. When they became the majority party they had no clue how to behave. Look at what they considered important verses what we consider important and how they attempted to run the government.
In my dream world, all leadership posts in both houses would be filled by the newest members - they made the biggest jump (from unwashed civilian to blessed politician) most recently and therefore have the best idea, based on their victories, of what the nation want. No someone who made the jump 12 - 20 years ago.
But, that would create too much upheaval and prevent the smooth functioning of government. Isnt it a great idea?