Proof Of The Multiverse
David Horsey has once again taken aim at the dilemma the Republican Party faces with respect to the upcoming elections. He has even taken on the job of reading some of the wackaloon web sites so we don't have to.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, says his party needs to be retooled. Republicans, he says, need to reach out to minorities, show a willingness to work with those who do not agree with them 100% and find a way to convince young people that the GOP does not stand for Goofy Old Paranoids.
He is not the only Republican leader to worry about the future of the party. If a course correction is not made, they fear, there are many more lost elections to come.
But the Republicans who want to update their image have one very big obstacle: The most vocal, militant GOP voters do not agree there is a problem -- or, more precisely, they believe the problem is not that Republicans are out of touch, but that Republicans need to get more in touch with a whole different version of reality. ...
...The trouble for Republicans is that these cranks are shaping the opinions of a significant share of the party faithful. Many GOP luminaries such Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and Rand Paul cater to these people, and more than a few GOP members of Congress and a legion of state legislators share the same wacky ideas. [Emphasis added]
Go read the entire column to see the various examples Horsey unearthed in support of his conclusion. You can decide whether to click on the links he provides in support of his position.
Sadly, however, I don't think it will make such a big difference if the GOP loses another couple of elections. Most of the Democrats currently in Congress and the White House seem to have little care for the 99% of us who are being sold down the river. And I don't see that changing any time soon unless we lose the DLC and Third Way yahoos.