I agree totally. The Conservatives started losing when Hasert and Frits were Speaker and Senate Majority Leader. We had a great chance to advance conservative agendas and blew it with two "go along get along, I don't want to make anybody mad" weak nellies. The history of the US took a turn for the worse at that time and has sped headlong toward fascism ever since. I don't know if we can stop it but a strong conservative Speaker would sure as heck slow it down.