So should the republicans lie to people about their convictions? The reason the Republicans lost is not that they pandered too little but that they didn't explain their core principles enough. Conservatives are not anti anything they are pro-constitution, pro-rule of law, and pro-individual sovereignty. And by the way how is it possible that 100% of any group voted for Obama when less than a 1/3 of the population even voted? Many people looked at Romney and decided he was Obama light and so they just didn't vote.