3. Insult the voters. Since Election Day, too many conservatives have preferred to blame voters (too dependent, not educated enough) for their losses. As a practical matter, it is a bad idea to insult the customer. How about explaining an agenda in a compelling way? How about addressing real-world problems (college-tuition squeeze)? Why not reach out to the people who embody entrepreneurial values and long for the American dream: immigrants?
It is good some Republicans have denounced the noxious "voters are hopeless" attitude. But neither should they tolerate tactics that hold the party back from innovating and reviving itself.