The Republican Party is, obviously, suicidal, as it is taking the wrong and unpopular stand on so many issues:
Refusal to back any gun regulations, even after the Newtown Massacre, alienating many mothers and parents.
Refusal to move much on illegal immigration, alienating Hispanics and Latinos, and Asian Americans.
Refusal to stop attacks on women’s rights, alienating large numbers of educated, suburban and young women.
Refusal to stop the attack on Social Security and Medicare, alienating millions of people nearing retirement, and many senior citizens.
Refusal to recognize that gay rights and gay marriage are the future, and therefore, alienating both gays and lesbians and their supportive families and friends, while at the same time, many of these Republicans have been married more than once, and have no concept of “family values”.
Refusal to cooperate on creating a budget that will pass both houses, and face the reality that taxes will have to go up, even more so now that there is growing danger of war with North Korea and/or Iran.
Refusal to repudiate their own Tea Party extremists, who will destroy the party’s future, as they will defeat responsible conservatives, but be unable to win seats in the US Senate or the White House anytime soon. As it is, the Republicans could have won Senate seats in Nevada, Colorado and Delaware in 2010, and Indiana and Missouri in 2012, but Tea Party supporters promoted lunatic nominees over responsible conservatives, and because of that, the Democrats were able to gain seats and keep the majority!
The Republican Party is living in illusion, in denial, in a time warp, in a parallel universe, and they are allowing the evangelical right wing Christians and the radio talk show hosts and Fox News Channel to steer them so far to the right that the majority of the American people will repudiate them for the long run, until they finally get the message, that the nation is a centrist nation, unwilling to cater to right wing extremists!