This recent Rasmussen poll should be a giant wake-up call. The poll claims that 73% of the GOP base thinks that the Republicans have lost touch with the base. That looks about right where I am sitting. Only 15% of those Republicans planning on voting in the primaries said that the Republicans in Congress have stood for the base.
I think the problem for the Republican party is not only their performance but our confidence even if they promise real conservatism that they will actually follow through.