The rules have changed in the State Capitol.  Big time.

The Denver Post chronicled the first manifestation of this seismic shift in power in a story this morning about a Republican plan to cut spending across the board as part of a preliminary budget setting process.

It wasn't but a few short months ago that it was the Democrats who won these votes on their party line strength.  But all that has changed now.

Red-blooded conservatives were, no doubt, cheering at the news.  They are hungry for leaders who will use their power to change the direction of government.

And Republicans in the House certainly appear poised to do their part.