Which is sort of the point.
There is a reason, I think, why successful conservative candidates such as Ted Cruz and Mike Lee always seem to me to be head-and-shoulders more impressive than their Democratic opposite numbers: because they are. The political headwinds being what they are, conservatives have to be twice as good to succeed. Our more energetic conservatives have no love for Speaker of the House John Boehner, but stand the man next to former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and he looks like Cincinnatus.
The whole thing is worth a read, although I can guarantee you that some of the people who click through will promptly come back here and tell me that I’m full of it*. Sorry, folks, but I try to tell people the stuff that I think that they should hear, not necessarily the stuff that people want to hear.
*We’ll also get the people who will tell me that I’m full of it simply because it will amuse them to do so.