*Sigh*...I miss The Gipper...truth be told, liberalism should have been crushed in this country after the Reagan Revolution, left as a smoldering remnant of foolishness past. The problem is the Right got complacent, sloppy and fat in the position it was in. The same goes for after 1994. When you become too comfortable, when you become too smug and complacent, you make yourself weak and beatable. That's what happened in 1992, 1996 and 2008.
The OTHER problem is...when you abuse the position you are in and forget how you got there, that's how we end up in the mess we are in now. The end result is everyone suffers and the country suffers more irreparable damage. When you have something with so many positives that it should sell itself, don't screw it up. Just ask Coca Cola. Don't become stagnant; remember how you got where you are. The Left will never be able to do that without using fear and trickery. Conservatives don't have to do that.
Maybe one day the politicians that are supposed to be acting in our "best interests" will remember that.