Republicans need a Rules for Patriots along the lines of the Alynski book. That book would say to stay out of the weeds. Go back to basics. The overarching war is not rich vs. poor, black vs. white or even men vs women. It is Socialism vs Free Enterprise. Who in the unwashed middle know this? Everything the Democrats say and do can be traced back to this battle. Alynski also says to define yourselves and define your enemy. Republicans sit around and allow this letting Democrats call themselves compassionate and calling Republicans every name in the book. Here is a bumper sticker :"Like $2.00 gas?, Vote Republican"; or "Like National Bankruptcy?, vote Democrat now and avoid the wait. Easy.