You keep nominating lunatics, what do you expect? You nominate people like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock up for Senate seats. You promise to launch a primary challenge on anyone who even whispers about the possibility that maybe someday on one or two issues, they may work with a Democrat and try to get something done for this nation.
Anyone who says that maybe the scientific method can actually tell us something about the world quickly becomes persona non grata in your party.
Your Senate candidates cost the GOP their chance to take control of the Senate. You had an opportunity to take both houses of Congress. You didn't, and it was your fault.
These candidates came from you. They are you. And they were awful.
You recently moved beyond the issue of abortion to questioning the morality of contraception. You did that. Rick Santorum won some states in the Republican primary and this was part of his platform. It's also part of yours with these personhood amendments.
Speaking of Rick Santorum: a political party with any semblance of sanity would have met his presidential bid with nothing more than laughter and derision. Instead, he actually won some primaries. Rick Santorum won some Republican primaries. Freaking Rick Santorum, guys.
Then there's the guy who you did nominate. Now, I know a lot of you were pretty upset that Mitt Romney got the nomination. Let's talk about that. No one better ran. Actually, I would argue that Jon Huntsman was significantly better than Romney was, but see the previous paragraphs for an explanation of why his candidacy was a non-starter. And this is the point: Why wouldn't anyone better run? Because of you, my Republican friends. You're nuts. People running for office have to get past you first so they have to say some of the craziest shit I've ever heard in my life. You demand it of them. A lot of people just won't do that. Mitt obviously had no problem with it, though, because he has no core.
So you were stuck with someone who has no core and you complained about it, but you caused it. The people you really like are straight-up unelectable and enough people in your party know that, so the party establishment squashes their candidacies. You complained about that, too, but come on, let's be honest: they saved you from yourselves. The people you did like didn't stand a freaking chance.
Demographics in this country are changing. Rabid hatefulness of anything that isn't Straight White Male and Christian isn't going to fly for long. Is rabid hatefulness too strong a description for you? How about prejudice? racist homophobic religiocentric masochism? General schmuckishness?
However you want to put it, your point of view isn't going to win the future. Your point of view is going to lose, by more and more as time goes on. Because it sucks.