As long as the Republicans have no discernible platform and no discernible leaders, the Democrats will continue to score points with every criticism they can demagogue or fabricate.
The 2014 Congressional elections will be here soon. It's time for a new leader to stand up, present his/her credentials and principles, and act like a leader. McCain, Palin, Boehner, McConnell, Santorum, anyone named Bush, anyone with a RINO voting record, etc. need not apply. Cruz, Jindal, Rubio, Halley, Walker, Paul, etc. are encouraged to apply.