I agree. But unfortunately our R representatives in the House have shown themselves to be lying RINOs whom we need to remove from office and replace with fiscal conservatives. Consider 2 pieces of evidence. 1) The Bush budgets when Republicans controlled all 3 branches of Congress. 2) Recent votes on reducing funding for the Import/Export Bank, the EDA, and the Dept. of Energy "green investment" program that's given us Solyndra and other failures, where less than 30% of the 2010 Tea Party class of RINOs voted to reduce the funding for this corporate welfare.
I believe Newt became unpopular because he actually cut spending, and too many RINOs didn't like it. So now we have big spending Bohner unfortunately.