I think you’re right. One thing too few FReepers recognize is that you need RINOs. America isn’t conservative through and through, but winning close elections gives you control over the agenda, committees and votes. That’s critical.
Are RINOs going to be switch hitters, yes. That’s the nature of it, but if you plan your legislation wisely you can win over and over again. The Senate is a bit different, because each one is a POTUS-in-waiting, but it was meant to be slow and aristocratic.
The fundamental issue is overreach. The Dems did it with Obamacare. It was a stupid bill that hurt them in the long run. We didn’t get here in one fell swoop. Liberals used incrementalism over a generation.
They’ve lost a ton of advantages - voter fraud, the Internet information highway, and the bad economy. When people are hungry and scared they want to be helped. We’re at an inflection point where that help, if packaged correctly, is via the free market. If we choose our battles wisely and get the economy going again, we can be a majority party for a generation.
The people don’t want a revolution, but incremental conservative change that brings government back into its Constitutional bounds while the economy hums along. Brother, that’s a winner.
I can’t argue with a single thing you’ve said. So I won’t even try.
While we work to elect conservatives wherever we can, sometimes we need the cards to fall our way with RINOs and moderates who drive us nuts. And when they don’t, we can work for better candidates for the cause.
Right now, though, the House does appear to be standing its ground and I for one never thought I’d live to see the day. Whether that lasts more than a day or so nobody can say but it’s clear to me the Republicans are very close to victory of epic proportions since, as you said, Boehner has shown he has the votes to control the House.