As we in 12-step programs observe: Hitting bottom is a good thing because there's incentive to try things differently. Hey, no one likes to change and it usually takes the end of one's world to break open to whatever.
Based on that theory, John Boehner and the GOP in general might be wished good luck on their new journey. As all the flashy media, ranging from POLITICO to VANITY FAIR, are reporting Boehner faced such a crushing defeat on Plan B that he began reciting the Serenity Prayer, the same one we cling to in 12-step programs.
If Boehner is shrewd he will leverage this crisis to begin a 12-step program Conservatives Anonymous for the out-of-power GOP. They can gather in church basements in the Washington D.C. area and come to a consensus of the things they can change, the things they cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference. It's not to late for them to organize 24-hour conservatons with a lot of good food, earnest inspirational speakers, and passing the hat for donations. Those 12-step kind of revival meetings might do the trick. Conservatives might have that moment of clarity to get it what they have to do to become real and relevant again.