Looks like the GOP have reached that stage in the debt ceiling debacle.
That's pretty overwhelming public opinion and pretty much includes everyone but the Teabaggers and the Ron/Rand Paul wing of the party.
There's a trend in the American body politic towards progressivism, shunning and repudiating the failed policies of the right wing.
You can even see it in the blogosphere. (link not safe for sane people)
Thirty years of telling the American people that Santa Claus is coming to town if you just give the rich a few more bucks in their paychecks is falling on deaf ears, and it took long enough.
Doing it while feeding them other tubs of goo is just gilding the lily. Or perhaps dunging the turd would be a more appropriate image.
Conservatives in America may have to carefully pack away their prom dresses, because it looks like they're about to be stood up.