This is the argument I've been making for nearly two decades now. The Myths We Tell Ourselves™. In this case, it's that little remembered GOP lunch where they invited the President to speak, hoping to cowl Mr. Obama and crow about their recent upset in Massachusetts. Only it didn't work out that way. Strange, when conservatives have to go up against a real person instead of their straw man, or more often the empty chair, their arguments don't actually hold water. But, hey, we don't have to worry, we'll just change history and say that Mr. Obama is a bad man who crashed the party and pissed in the punch bowl.
This is the party of supposed "intellectual honesty"? Bullshit. It's a collection of piss-ant, unreconstructed bullies. "Oh, no, you didn't punch me in the face, I laid down because I was tired." It's the party that stands behind "Oh no, intelligent Design was never found to be Creationism/Religion in a wrapper. It's true. It's real. We should teach the controversy!" Yeah. Thanks for making us the laughing stock of the educated world. (Seriously, can't wait for the Iowa Caucus Debates and all the people with Rs in front of their names fumbling over themselves to say how they think Evolution is wrong, and Global Warming is a grand conspiracy, hope the air conditioning is working for that last one)
It's also the party that spawned Joe "There's No Way I Could Ever Have Lost" Miller. Well, at least the Alaskans have (for the moment) regained their reputation as just whacked, instead of being bat-shit crazy. Once you finally jettison Sarah (which is the road you've started on, seriously big rebuke that in her home state her hand-picked Senator loses in a historic manner) you can have your "we're just odd" designation back.
Oh, almost forgot, this is also the party that venerates Reagan, while at the same time wanting to put the breaks on the New START treaty.
The more I see in this post election season, the more I'm convinced I've made the right choice by leaving the Republicans.
edit The hits just keep coming, now we have Gov. Rick Perry up at bat. "Perry said, 'we have to have use every aspect of law enforcement that we have, including the military." Um, Gov. Perry? It's called "Posse Comitatus." As a proponent of "limited federal government involvement" I think you would have been familiar with the concept already. Of course, I've forgotten, something must have gotten into the conservative's water supply lately.