The ideologues have staked out unpopular positions on student debt and the Violence Against Women Act. Since they really struggle among young people and women, they have to know these positions are going to kill them, at least the non-Teatard types. They are also apparently starting to see the value in earmarks, at least in terms of constituent services.
Once again, the general idea holds: People hate "government" but like what government does for them.
The Teatards have never grasped that fundamental paradox. Let's hope they are taught a lesson in November.