Yesterday while discussing the news of the new Congressional apportionments with a friend, I grew reflective:
"Time was, I would have greeted this as good news. Now I'm not so sure."
"Really, why?" my friend (a fellow moderate Republican) asked me.
"I don't trust the Congressional Republicans anymore. They only do weird social stuff and don't cut spending."
When he got done laughing (a combination of mirth and bitterness), my friend agreed with me that I'd pretty much nailed it.