Maybe the GOP decided to try being perpetually offended and humorless because it has worked so well for the Democrats.
Who else could nominate a judge for the supreme court saying that "wise Latinas make better decisions than white males."? Who else could have their DHS secretary send out a report about military veterans and people with idealogical differences from her own being potential terrorists? Who else could spout off about "typical white persons" then accuse their opponents of racism?
In the Sotamayor nomination hearing, she was asked about her membership in a womens’ group. It seems it goes against the rules to be in an organization that discriminates on the basis of sex or nationality. But I didn’t hear the same comment made at the hearing (in the media) about her membership in the supremacist organization La Raza.