This is a basic, basic lesson. You do not vilify the most passionate, and dedicated supporters in order to fish for wishy washy moderates.
You will lose every time.
If the GOP wants to continue losing elections, they should keep on attacking their base like you are doing here.
Dear Fool, we will not be winning any elections. Obamacare is here to stay and our guns will be taken.
It is over at the ballot box.
Thick headedness is not a virtue.
“This is a basic, basic lesson. You do not vilify the most passionate, and dedicated supporters in order to fish for wishy washy moderates.
You will lose every time.”
The numbers don’t support your assertion.
Without a coalition of conservatives and moderates, you will lose every time.
There are not enough true conservatives to win national elections.
Because of the changing demographics of the electorate, if conservatives don’t accept a candidate that falls short of their ideal, the democrats will outnumber republican votes by ever-widening margins.
The GOP-e won’t let this happen. Conservatives will be left behind and the party will be forced to look for a broader coalition that includes moderate independents and moderate Latinos, and conservatives will lose their remaining seats at the table.
I don’t particularly like this, but I think that’s what will happen.
Here is an even more basic lesson: Passionate supporters don't sit at home on their thumbs whining while the country goes to hell.
I wonder how many of these whiners didn't bother to participate in the primaries? Probably 100%.