I generally find Mr. Goldberg to be a thoughtful person, but to state the GOP is conservative enough strains credulity.
Yes, the Rockefeller Republicans have been purged.
Unfortunately, today's GOP leadership is filled with Boehner, Cantor and McConnell Republicans.
Not only are they feckless spenders, but they have proven time and again that they neither hold to conservative principles nor have the will to stand up for said principles even when they have a majority.
Further, Republicans in both house of Congress seem to be blissfully amnesiatic.
Our spending problems did not begin with Obama, and their culpability for all that has led up to this point is a matter of public record.