A new diary on Red State details the predicament of the GOP. Do they throw social conservatism and the socially conservative minority vote off the platform? Do they toss fiscal conservatism out in favor or pragmatism and socially conservative policies?
What it really comes down to: How do they change something the citizenry are increasingly unwilling to vote for without alienating the core groups and compromising any potential gains made? I'd not wager on those core, socially conservative constituencies sticking around unless the whole party went mute on the subjects... and given the frequency on which questions on marriage equality, medical choice and freedoms, and faith arise a constant silence would be damaging.
They'll try something prior to the next election. They will adjust and come out with some new scheme in the House to try and get back into the good graces of independent voters. We need to be one step ahead of them, or at the very least laughing our asses off as they stumble every which way but forward spinning off splinter parties here, there, and everywhere.