There is now only one way for the Republicans to go if they wish to be relevant.
They need to carefully build a coalition between themselves, independents, blacks and single and suburban women, and make inroads regarding the Latinos. This can happen by the Republican leadership abandoning trying to legislate religion and instead creating an immigration policy that makes sense.
Personally, I am against abortion, and gays continue to contribute significantly to our nation. But abortion is a religious issue. We should educate against it, but the government has no right to dictate how people view this very personal subject.
As far as same-sex marriage is concerned, it in no way endangers heterosexual marriage. Beautiful young women endanger heterosexual marriage — not gays.
Republicans can now attack spending and the deficit with impunity. The public wants that — they just cannot stand the idiotic far-right Christian views exemplified by our recent Republican Senate candidates, and whether we like it or not, Latinos will soon be the largest voting bloc in the country — as is already the case in California.
We are at a tipping point. Get out of the bedroom, educate as opposed to legislate on abortion, and create an immigration policy that makes sense — or watch the Democrats spend this country into oblivion.