Great point, finely delivered. Another possible tactic when your "well-meaning" liberal buddy offers helpful advice about winning elections with "moderate" Republicans: ask the gift-bearing Greek: "Please distinguish a moderate Republican from a standard-issue Democrat. Is there any difference? If so, then why counsel moderation to Republicans only to (as is customary, qua the Brown example above) opt for the Democrat in the end?" Thus revealing him an intellectually dishonest poseur. If the Democrat admits that there actually is no difference, then at least you will have led him to the honest recognition of the putatively charitable "moderation-lust" for what it is; perfidious jibber-jabber - fatuous nonsense.