I think Mr. Rove et al are starting to see a glimmer of what’s in store given a conservative take-over of the Republican Party. The next Republican government may well see to the disestablishment of D.C. as relates to all things domestic. Freeing the citizen’s throat from the statists’ grip – to where the power originates, in the individual, their families, and as loaned to their voluntary institutions, their counties and states.
The next set of conservative presidents will be our George Washington-s, refusing the crown, returning it to the owners, returning all the dead-weight loss of the central government to productive use. It’ll take someone with Washington’s character to accomplish this. The draw of spending $10B a day, and directing others spending by a like amount in regulation and worse is stronger than any siren song.