There is a civil war. Its currently "civil", but it is a war nonetheless. Its conservatives versus the statists. If a battle is given up, it yields time (a precious commodity to them) for them to mount another battle. There is crap-n-tax, immigration not-reform, and others, that must be opposed. Here is a golden opportunity to limit the statists time with these other efforts: prolong and fight Kagen, win or lose... for more battles are to be waged.
It is fascinating to me that an anonymous message board poster (no offense to you!), understands this fact and can articulate it clearly and concisely. And yet, are we really to believe that people like Kyle do not understand it?
It's a stretch. I think these Republican b*stards get it it quite well.
I think old Carrol Quigley's blueprint is reality:
"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one perhaps of the Right, and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can 'throw the rascals out' at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.... Either party in office becomes in time corrupt, tired, unenterprising, and vigorless. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same policies."