Kurt: General Patton couldn't have said it better. We're at war and it's basically because we have two irreconcilable views of how government should be run. Those who try to reach across the aisle are going to get nailed over and over again. It has been suggested in the posts here that the Repub's need a marketing plan. I concur, but that's a longer term goal. Just doing that alone is going to get them clobbered, defeated and destroyed before it would ever do any good.