What the Repubs do not get and the Dems do, if you fire up your fringe you fire up the ones who do the work. The middle will simply vote for whom they normally vote for and it is the candidates job to get them to the polls or in the Dems case have the poll workers manufacture the votes. If you have enough of them you can swing the race as long as the Repubs only collect their expected votes. If they use newer and better techniques the Dems are not capable they can overcome the fraud factor. In the end the old guard Repubs are not only irritating the Tea Party fringe, they are costing us elections. They are forcing the most likely to volunteer to stay home and wish for a third Party. The McCains of the Party are eliminating other candidates in swing states to have a tougher time collecting voters and forcing him to cover less area with fewer people and not getting the vote out.
I would add that into days environment politics are a kill or be killed bloodsport.
If our party is not ready to destroy the opposition as the dems are ready to destroy us we are not reading the tea leaves very well.
Politics and their administration are not important anymore its everything.
Not done properly we wind up defending the debt ceiling, taking blame for nat parks being closed and then moving on to other issues we can't possibly win on such as amnesty and the rest.Time to wise up and fly "right".
IF we don't start setting the meme,telling the left what we will be taking next not just going along with whatever issue they decide on, our future is written and its not pretty.
We need to move on to issues we can win on not issues we are sure to lose by.Let's steal a page from the left's book on winning for a change instead of a kick in the arse.
Rubio supporting McConnell re-election is a bad idea.