Whoever wrote this is delusional in the implication that republicans cannot survive without conservatives (small 'c' intentional), when in fact, the opposite is certainly more true.
The reality I've seen is Republicans who proudly exhibit conservative ideas and standards do win. The RINO's, or moderate Republicans who try to win too often lose because they tend to turn off the conservative base and voters would rather have a Democrat than a pretend Democrat.
Keep thinking this way. Those who do are beginning to sound like all the apologists for Communism when they tried to explain it's failures. How many of you remember this argument: "Well, of course Communism is a viable system, it's just that we haven't found the right Communists to run it all yet..."
I really don' t understand this. Political philospohy seems to be lost on this comment. The left today exhibits traits for communism, not Republicans. I DO remember this argument. It was used in colleges in the 60's and 70's but my understanding is the duplicity was dropped after that. Communism is NOT a viable system and I know of no conservative who would accept this.
Substitute "Consrvative" for "Communist" and that pretty much sums up the tone on FR, amongst the "REAL" conservatives (i.e. those who can't define conservatism, and can't tell you how a republic is supposed to operate, except that they know they don't like the way this one works, and who believe that what's good for Pastor Bob is good enough for them!), and the "Conservative" think tanks/organizations ever since Nov 7, 2006.
I will admit there are some on FR who go overboard occasionally, and others who are more radical than I am. But, that is not representative of the whole nor the Republican party, nor the conservatives across the country.
You might give some thought to the notion that typically the "RINO'S" represent marginal seats that "conservatives" would not have a prayer of winning in, absent unusual circumstances. The only one who had some success at that that I can think of was Northrup. She went down this time too.