The Republicans lost because they are like a guy in a mustach wearing a wedding dress. They just don't look right hen they embrace progressive liberal Democrats ideals. It was Democrats who brought to us the Federal Reserve while the old right opposed it. Modern Republicans, or new style conservatives (neoconservatives) totally embrace it. It was Woodrow Wilson ad other progressives who brought us the interventionist foreign policy and policing the world while the old right opposed it. Of course they were labeled "isolationists" for it. Democrats are famous for creating false narratives like this notion that we either police the world, and maintain 700 military bases in 140 different countries or we're "isolationists".