I think what the ideologically motivated person wants is a one party controlled state. Left or right, it is a poverty of wisdom and proportion to desire such a thing.
The great danger is that the right, in a time of crisis, actually has an outside chance of achieving this end. The left has no chance of ever doing this.
It’s why I continue to root for the demographic shift to traditional Democratic constituencies. It weakens the right a little bit every year. The real story of the 2010 election is simply this: traditional Republican leaning constituencies turned out in high numbers in an off-year election. Minds and demographic trends haven’t changed.
Amidst all the blue pipe smoke and triumphalist crowing coming from the right, that’s the truth that is being concealed. And it is being concealed most especially from themselves.