Ten years of honing would include 2010 just three years ago, so well into the honing you mention. How do you explain 2010?
Midterms are not remarkable for Democrats, because most Dems don’t understand how local politics work. 2010 was amazing for the RNC, but it could’ve been better. There are Dems still in office who have no business being there, and there are blue states that could’ve swung purple but stayed dark blue thanks to fraud.
There will come a time when red states start inexplicably going left, and I believe by then it will be too late to turn back the tide.
...modest but unremarkable gains by the GOP but more notably the Senate did not change hands...