Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
The catch 22 is that the fringe has become the mainstream where the GOP voter base is concerned.
If the rethugs move in a direction that appeals to immigrants, then they lose every state that went for RobMe in this election. Then they're left with the impossible odds of turning enough blue states red to change the electoral map to their advantage.
I don't know about that. I think this election was a slap upside the head. The message, loud and clear, "If you stick with the extremists, you're going down with the extremists." Boehner just said, during an interview, that he now considers Obamacare the "law of the land" and he doesn't intend to launch any more efforts to overturn it. If ever there was a shot across the bow of the Tea Party, that was it.
Chuck Todd was saying yesterday that if the Republicans don't figure out how to reconnect with a broader base, they are going to face every presidential election with the Dems sitting on 242 electoral votes before the contest even starts.