Originally Posted by razorwire77
They basically have two options as I see it.
A.) Continue to embrace the far right factions of their party and become increasingly less relevant in national elections. Sure they'll dominate local legislatures in the South, Alaska, Kansas etc., but with enormous consequences nationally as the demographic of the country changes.
B.) Stop purging moderates from your party. Move to center-right on social issues. Traditional wedge issue social politics are increasingly ineffective as a means to divide and conquer the electorate. Acknowledge the basic economic truth that taxation and revenue needs to generated in a fair and progressive way to ensure a healthy republic.
Embrace the realistic tenets of Libertarianism (controlling government surveillance/web privacy, ending the economic disasters of foreign interventionism, reducing subsidizing the military expansion of countries like Pakistan, India and Israel and ending the failed war on drugs crusade.)
We'll see what happens.
Oh it would be glorious if they did this. They would win back this moderate, even thought I didn't vote liberal. I voted as well as I could around realist libertarians and people I could embrace.
Unfortunately the Republican Party is like my drunk Grandpa at a family get together. Tired message, bible thumping, and alienating all the moderate grandkids who are now old enough to know to get the hell out of the room and tune him out.