You know it's bad for the GOP when you open up your NYTimes and read this:
In October 2010, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, famously told The National Journal, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” And that’s how he and his party acted.
... To this day, I find McConnell’s declaration appalling. ...and for the coupe de grace:
The G.O.P. has lost two presidential elections in a row because it forced its candidate to run so far to the loony right to get through the primaries, dominated by its ultraconservative base, that he could not get close enough back to the center to carry the national election.and immediately following that is the somewhat disturbing:
It is not enough for Republicans to tell their Democratic colleagues in private — as some do — “I wish I could help you, but our base is crazy.”Really? They do!!? Yikes!!!!