I am impressed that the Republican Party really does seem to be going out of their way to be as dislikable and as marginalized as possible. They continue to retreat to the farthest, meanest edges of their base, levels of paranoid, 60's-era conservatism that comfort their most diehard fans but scare the bejeebers out of most of the rest of the nation. We're really going back there? Back to the racial fear-mongering, and the McCarthyite ravings about traitors and terrorists in our midst? It's been forty years, and that's what conservatism has left to offer?