I think what Mr. Galen has identified in the piece is that women/minorities want more gov. They want tax increases and not spending cuts. Latinos want open borders. Social issues like gay marriage, legalizing pot, and abortion also won big. Any party or pol who has an effective idea that is counter to these issues will not be voted into office no matter how nice/level-headed she might be. Many who comment say the GOP should be more moderate. But what does that mean?! They should be for SOME tax increases? We should open the border every other day of the year? There is now nothing the GOP can do. The U.S. has reached a tipping point. In the marketplace of good ideas, Americans not interested in smaller government. It's over.