Joe Scarborough joins Christopher Buckley, progeny of W.B. Jr., in calling for Republican relinquishment of one of the houses of congress. In a series of articles written for the liberal “Washington Monthly,” both call for the return to conservatism in politics. For many years there has been gnashing of teeth behind closed doors in the conservative ranks due to Bush’s spending orgy, rejection of isolationism, and blind eye to the open Mexican border. These articles may have broke open the floodgates to let frank discussion of the rift between the Republican Party and conservatives. This is necessary because conservatives have become too cozy with power and forgot that political parties are for affecting government policy – not an ideology unto themselves. Both writers make strong empirical points but Democrats may be in for a surprise. Already their candidates have been shifting right in order to win back seats, and with a Presidential win in ’08 for them, they may be faced with another leader like Clinton who was almost fully ineffective at promoting his agenda, ideology, or legacy.