Was Scott Brown, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, and other senators with the R behind their name, part of the "right wing of the GOP"? They could be counted on to vote with opposition very regularly. Mike, you are correct: "You can't slide a piece of paper between the GOP and democrat". We already have an "independent" wing of the GOP and look where it's gotten us. Either we are conservative or we are not. We can't be just a little bit pregnant(but with the democrat's programs of "free" birth control), we just might be.