In other words, the GOPe, as of this election, has LOST the "hold-your-nose-and-vote" base. The threats of dire consequences are no longer sufficient to scare conservatives into voting. Do I think the GOPe will take this lesson to heart? Nope .... as the author says, they're playing the game, too .... don't want true conservatism. The RNC gave NO money to Bachmann, the Repubs redistricted Allen West out of a seat ... these are the folks who stand up for America and the very 'Tea Party' types that Boehner has now denied exists in the House.
“The threats of dire consequences are no longer sufficient to scare conservatives into voting”
A-men, ma’am. A-men.
They were warned, repeatedly.
The GOP leadership is made up of the choice of precinct delegates. Precinct delegates are usually unopposed and sometimes there are opening. These delegates choose party leadership in the counties. These delegates choose state delegates. State delegates choose district and state leadership.
So are any of you complaining about "GOPe" doing something to change GOPe? As Marco Rubio told those in 2010 when "leadership" pushed Democrat Charlie Crist - Pick a better establishment.
It's a long term process and it takes work and time in more than just election year.