Pat, once again spot on!
The GOP is so worried about winning elections and gaining congressional seats, telling us about how horrible it'll be if the Dems regain the House etc.
But when you have "pragmatic" enablers, promising, for ex., defunding Obamacare, then not doing it, or ostracizing social conservatives, then a GOP Congress won't be a whole lot better -- considering how horrible a Dem Congress was, that's not much comfort!. If the GOP betrays its friends now (btw, didn't Akin apologize?), it'll betray its principles later.