If Geoffrey Kabaservice is to be believed ("Anarchy in the House") --
...Years ago, I wrote a history of the Republican civil war between the moderates and radicals of the Goldwater era. I’m sufficiently alarmed, watching history repeat itself, that I now work as a research consultant for the Main Street Partnership, an organization of over 70 members of Congress who represent the moderate-conservative wing of the Republican Party. Their rivals are members of the Freedom Caucus, who would rather close the government than compromise.
Once again, the battle is between Republicans who want to govern and those who don’t. The radicals have no realistic alternative solutions of their own. Even to contemplate the negotiations and compromises such policies entail would sully their ideological purity.
-- there are 70 "moderate-conservatives" in the House of Representatives who are horrified by what the "Freedumb Caucus" is up to.
So in the words of The Untouchables' Jim Malone, "What are you prepared to do?" Because the Lord hates coward, boys and girls, and so far your grand strategy of sitting on your asses and doing absolutely nothing about the fascists who are eating your party alive doesn't seem to be yeilding terrific results.
Neither does holding group therapy sessions of your little Reasonable Republican club at which you can bitch safely and quietly about the problem between cocktails.
So if you want to do something to break the back of the beast that is wrecking the place, here is my suggestion: Go across the aisle and cut a deal with Nancy Pelosi.
Agree to divvy up committee chairs between your caucus and the Democrats. Agree to hold joint press conferences in which you can make all the impassioned, and yummy bipartisan speeches you like, flanked an equal number of Republicans and Democrats.
And then help the Democrats vote Nancy Pelosi back in as Speaker of the House.
Make it clear that, however profound and deeply-held your differences are with Ms. Pelosi, they pale in comparison to the anarchists and nihilist who have seized control of the Party of Lincoln.
Stand up, sheep, and assert your power. The only power you really have -- the power to vote. Do it up big and loud and you will not only help to save your party, but you will also be the toast of the "Meet the Press" greenroom for the next five years, and you'll be able to pocket an unspeakably huge IOU from Speaker Pelosi which you can call in whenever you need it.
If loyalty to your country is more important than the good opinions of Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh, you can do this and you'll go down in history as heroes.
Or you can continue grumbling into your oatmeal and going along with people you know are monsters and who you know have no plan outside of wrecking the country you claim to love.
Because everyone knows where the insanity is.
The problem isn't finding it.
The problem is, who wants to cross Capone?