the following is what i would advise elected GOP'rs and those who are interested in being candidates to do in the next electoral cycle,that being said i totally encourage the party bigwigs to completely ignore it.
Subjects to Avoid
1:LGBT rights/Marriage Equality-the electorate is becoming more and more accepting of gay people. Remember when Ellen came out & lost her show and was on the cover of time? well jokes on the haters because she's basically the white Oprah now....I mean who doesn't like Ellen? the fact is that screaming about how treating gay people like normal people will be a harbinger of the destruction of civilization makes about as much sense to people today as screaming about the dangers of communism. simply put the well has run dry and frankly the sooner they realize this the better.
2:Women's health/reproductive healthcare
this has been covered far better&spoken more eloquently here on kos and elsewhere in progressive blogosphere, so i will say whatever you do, never say anything that is in the slightest way reminiscent to the following "gem":http://youtu.be/...
3:Guns-I'll lay this out plainly:I don't want to take away your guns, i just want to be able to leave my house without having to worry about getting pumped full of lead. there is no legitimate reason for civilian's to have military grade assault weapons or 100 round ammo clips. to reiterate: there is absolutely no legitimate reason be it for defense,hunting or sport shooting purposes for civilians to have access to such high powered weapons and high capacity clips.
these are just a few of the things that come to mind:more to come:)