No, you missed the point.
The “Conservative Movement” was never dead, when Conservatives have options to vote for those options have always won in big numbers; that is not something that started in 2010.
My comments have ALL been regarding how pointless it is for that Conservative army to keep pretending that the GOP is an appropriate or profitable home for their support. 2010 and 2014 both prove that the power of the Conservative Movement is wasted if invested in the Republican Party.
I never said it was “good” at any former time in the GOP, the GOP hated the Reagan Revolution and they hated the Gingrich Revolution; I merely said that the last time Conservatism was advanced was under Gingrich.
The Establishment GOP fought both revolutions far more viciously than they have ever fought the Demoncrats, that is why they have spent so much time since then altering the Primary structures and delegate policies to prevent a repeat of Reagan and why they have used the Congressional seniority rules to block out the Conservatives who win Congressional seats from positions of influence in the Party.
Yes we can “change the future”, and that “change” will begin when Conservatives realize that THEY are the majority and that THEY can perpetuate a Conservative agenda ONLY when they stop trying to use the Republican Party as the vehicle for their loyalty.
The GOP is a Statist/Socialist Party at the most entrenched level, the longer Conservatives beat their head against that wall the longer it will be before a genuine solution can form.
No, what I said was that as long as the GOP is the entity that Conservatives are trusting their votes to there will be no “change” except more Statism/Socialism.
That is only half of my quote, I said:
When Conservatives are mobilized the GOP wins, but when the GOP wins Conservatism does NOT “win”[/quote]
You define success as when the Republican Party gains power and influence, I define success as when Statism/Socialism loses power and influence; I fully get why you are optimistic but you are completely oblivious as to why I advocate for a new direction.