Right". Real "Conservatives" in several races also lost (Hoekstra, McMahon, Akin, West, Mourdock, Walsh, Allen). People don't want handouts and laziness--but they don't think the magical fix is the same "tax cuts and deregulation" GOP plan that has been trotted out for 30 years. They don't see the wealth trickling down, nor the playing field being leveled by these policies. In short, while the tenets of Conservatism are fluffy enough to appeal to anyone, the majority doesn't think your party/movement is the way to get those things. They look at Obama, and shrug and say "eh, not great but not extremist or crazy, good enough."