How The GOP Has Become Its Own Worst Enemy
mcclatchydc.com — ”How ya like me now?” – Barack Obama OK, so Obama didn’t really say that but surely, he must have thought it behind a private smile at some point last Tuesday night. There are no smiles among the Republicans, however, only a pressing question: Can the GOP fix itself? Can a party whose appeal is wholly white and mainly male learn to appeal to a rainbow electorate which is neither? Especially after it has spent so many years denigrating that rainbow, drawing lines in sand, placing chips on its shoulder. There are hopeful signs that our long national hissy fit may at last be over. Some of the party’s most prominent voices have been speaking of the need for the GOP to broaden its appeal. So maybe the adults are finally returning home. But the place is a wreck, because the kids have been having quite the party. And repairing it is going to be a long and difficult process.