I'm not betting the farm on it, but there's a least a fighting chance that this could mark a turn-about for conservatives. Look at Obama's efforts to set up ways to evade it already. It's reassuring to note that the noises we get from the like of McConnell are along that line.
Maybe, just maybe, this will induce Republicans to stop cringing and at least get back into the effort to take some primacy in the debate, and that should include more than just the RINO establishment.
As the song says, I can dream, can't I?