They've fallen apart on all the social issues. What's left?
Four months after Mr. Obama won a second term, the only issue that truly unites Republicans is a commitment to shrinking the federal government through spending cuts, low taxes and less regulation. ...
... Republican lawmakers are so fearful of social issues, in fact, that House leaders ignored intense objections from conservatives last week and allowed the passage of Democratic legislation on domestic and sexual violence against women.
All of which helps explain why Speaker John A. Boehner and Congressional Republicans have been so intent on facing down Mr. Obama in their budget dispute, taking on the economic and political risks associated with the automatic spending cuts that went into effect on Friday to make the point that they would not be maneuvered by the White House into accepting more tax increases. ...NYT
I'm hoping this means that, if Obama wins the budget battle, the Republican party will have to retire in defeat for -- let's hope -- a nice, long time. First goal: clear the braindead out of the House in 2014.