Writing in The Spectator, Frum observes
...to listen to Fox News and other conservative media, you’d think we were living in Czechoslovakia in the final hours before the 1948 communist coup. Anchors end interviews by solemnly pledging to defend liberty and oppose tyranny. The network’s rising star Glenn Beck has mused about the coming turn to totalitarianism — and warned his audience that he has not been able to ‘debunk’ fears that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is constructing an archipelago of concentration camps for political opponents of the Obama administration.Frum notes that "free market economist" have put forth credible plans in opposition to the administration, but Congressional Republicans have chosen fantasy and denial in lieu of leadership, "congressional Republicans have either denied the seriousness of the downturn, or called for balancing the budget first, or united around a scattered grab-bag of tax proposals exciting only to the interest groups that would benefit from them."
I'll say what Frum can't or won't: The GOP is intellectually bankrupt and has been for years. Threats of 'spilling the blood' of the administration and threats of succession is all they have to offer.