If you want to shock these fools, get the agreement of several house members and senators to join a new, “American” party. That wipes out any illusions they have of ever winning back anything and will eventually force them to choose between complete removal of their power or having to join the American party. That will get their attention. I believe Steve King and a few others would be quite willing to join.
It would take about 3-5 years to shift existing Dem and Repub conservatives to the American party. The Repub party would be eliminated within a few months and the Dem party would have to face a serious drain on Dem voters who would be energized by fresh political choices and don’t like the overbearing Dem establishment.
Don’t forget that Americans want freedom, prosperity, and a low-cost government—that is not different no matter who you vote for. A party that advocates those things will be a comfortable fit with the points of view of the vast majority of Americans.
Without conservatives, the Repub party loses so much support that it is not a viable party at the national level. At the state and local levels, conservatism tends to be the core philosophy (with exceptions in a few places like NJ, Mass).
If Karl Rove thinks demographic shifts alone are going to necessitate shifting to a socialist platform, I would like to know just how he thinks he can win any national election without values distinct from the Dem party. He and his party have been losing easy elections for decades. The 2012 election was arguably the best opportunity in decades to win easily and win big—but he and his team lost. Just what is his strategy for winning? Does he really think he can morph the Repub party into a political party similar to one of the parties in England, Australia, or Canada? The path Rove is on is more likely to create a party like the dominant Mexican party.
The time to launch a new party is NOW ... long before the 2014 midterms. This needs to be combined with a rock-solid “true the vote” effort, so they can’t steal another election.
What we need is a high-profile conservative (Cruz? Sarah?) willing to step up and endure the abuse for daring to live, act and think like a conservative.
More than a few Congresscritters will jump on the bandwagon. A handful of big victories in the midterms will erase the “third party” stigma and clear the way for an honest victory, whether in 2016 or looking ahead to 2020.
There's a large percentage that just want "their" check.
If that is true, then as the elections of 2008 and 2012 demonsrated, As far as the voters go, Americans are in the minority.