Well, soon it will be safe for a Democrat.
It's the GOPe that is pushing that reality, but you side with them. You apparently believe that the message of limited government cannot sell, but that is because you do not understand leadership. Leadership moves the electorate, not the other way around. It is not ignoring the electorate (as your fabulous RINOs do), it is convincing the body politic of the wisdom of the proposals. Cruz understands that, McClintock understands that, you don't.
I use Tom McClintock as an example because he is a true conservative who was elected, repeatedly, in a Democrat majority district in California. Get it? Huh? It takes intellect, principle, and self control, but it's possible, conservatives really can win. Now, get off your whining ass and make it happen; that is what self-government is truly about.