Excellent George Will column in today's Washington Post. He criticizes the GOP for
* allowing religious conservatives to gain too much power
* not controlling spending
* abandoning limited government philosophy
Perhaps. But if so, limited-government conservatives will dissociate from a Republican Party more congenial to overreaching social conservatives. Then those Republican congressional caucuses will be smaller, and Republican control of the executive branch will be rarer.
Of course, I think there have been a number of defections, like my own, since this administration started running amok. I think they will continue. Though I am encouraged by the recent steps in the Senate by Republicans who don't support the President's execution of the war.