I’ll be brief, primarily because I am completely out of patience with the level of ineptitude by Republicans.
I really can’t remember the last time Republicans, as a Party, got anything worthwhile accomplished. You have to go all the way back to the Gingrich House of the '90s to find a real accomplishment. Contrast their performance with that of members of the Democrat Party. For the last 8 years the country has been overrun by Democrat Party accomplishments.
And, consider this: When Republicans don’t control congress they are completely impotent. Hell, even when Republicans are the majority in Congress they are impotent. Contrast their impotence with the power of Democrats in congress even when they are not in the majority. Currently, Democrats are the minority party, yet if you just arrived from Mars you would swear they controlled the levers of power.
I think there is a reason for this. I think the Republican Party tent has become so politically diverse that it finds it impossible for its elected officials to come together and get behind traditional policies/programs - policies and programs that significantly set it apart from positions championed by Democrats. In a party made up of conservatives, like Mark Meadows, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, we find their near polar political opposites, like Jeff Flake and Susan Collins. For a candidate to successfully run under the Republican banner on either coast, they must embrace a good many Democrat policy/program positions - read RINO. Such a group can’t/won’t muster the majority votes required to pass conservative/principled legislation in Congress.
Republicans doing little or nothing in Congress is a win for Democrats. Republicans compromising their principles - principles that set them apart from Democrats - in order to bring Democrats on board to pass legislation is a win for Democrats.
In short: The Republican Party has become little more than a club for losers. I’m at a loss to prescribe a cure - at least not one that is truly effective and doable. In my lifetime, the REAL political difference between the two parties has never been less and the ability of the Democrats to get things done has never been more.