All is not lost. There are people out there, Republicans even, who get it and Congressman Jeff Flake is one of them. While Barack Obama may put Flake to shame with his oratorical skills (when using a Teleprompter, anyway), Flake puts Obama to shame with the actual words coming out of his mouth.
This is also worth a look: a bit hokey (it's from 1948) but surprisingly prescient.
(Thanks to Instapundit)