Originally Posted by Irish Stout
I think the Republicans don't have a solid grasp on what their base is. Many in the Republican camp have acknowledged that the evangelical and tea party extremists have pulled them so far to the right on social issues that it makes them a harder political party to identify with for the average Joe America.
They havent just moved their party to the right, they've moved the whole government to the right. Because of them, dems don't start the negotiation with a left wing plan that will eventually lead to the middle. They start in the middle with hopes of getting something center-right