Actually, the GOP lost precisely because they refuse to stand up to the LEFT! Not the 'extreme' base. The base refused to vote for the insistence of the GOP elites for moderation. The base wants a constitutional government. Not a hybrid of the DNC. When people like Hannity, Krauthammer and Boehner figure that out, perhaps a conversation can be had. Until then... what's the difference between a left wing fascist party and a left wing fascist party?