You have to give Republicans points for consistency. They bring the Senate to a halt and then blame Democrats for not getting anything done. They destroy FEMA's ability to respond to natural disasters and then hold it up as an example of why you can't trust government to do anything right. They lose a war via unparalleled military incompetence and then claim that liberals are defeatists for pointing it out. They spend 20 years claiming that Social Security is going bankrupt and then use the resulting public insecurity about Social Security as an explanation for why the whole system needs to be privatized.Of course. This is what they do. And it works for them, due in no small part to the fact that the opposition party is so often helpless to respond to their prevarications. It's like watching the nerdy kid on the playground try to reason with the bully.
When the Dems start aggressively calling them out on it, and their media enablers, things will change. Until then, why would we expect the GOP to abandon a winning strategy?