You said — As a lifelong conservative and a 40+ year Republican, I havent given up on the GOP yet.
Yep, and precisely the reason why this will result in the Democrats winning from now on.... (can someone say H. Ross Perot?).... LOL...
The newt lost all my respect when he sat on that settee with Plastic Pelousy and touted ‘global warming’!
If you look at history, you'll see that the Democrats have gotten their way for most of the last 75 years.
Other then Reagan halting the march of liberalism during the 1980`s and Newt's CWA Congress holding power and governing as conservatives for 4-5 years in the 1990`s, the GOP's moderate nominees for president and the spineless GOP Congresses during the the Bush Presidency, have had little success in stopping the liberal establishment from imposing their leftist agenda on America.