1) The Tea Party MUST become dead to them asap. Idiots like Bauchmann and Steele need to go. 2) Do something about Fox News 3) Immediately banish (or something) any Republican that calls Obama a socialist. They need to reign in their crazies. (See Step 1) 4) Start proposing more centered (for this country) legislation. Take some Democratic ideas from the majority. (Obama has shown, sometimes painfully to the left, that is he MORE than willing to listen to the GOP. 5) Advertise how much they're working together with the Democrats. Moderates would eat this up. Their support would be more than enough to make up for the loss of the crazy extreme far right. I very much understand the strategy their following at the moment. It's an "all or nothing" type of play. But if it fails, they're in big trouble. This doesn't seem smart at all. But I guess with the general ignorance of the American populace, maybe it is the wisest strategy. But it does fall into their pattern of "START OVER" type of strategy they apply to all legislation. They were heavily involved with the Healthcare conferences. The bill that came into existence a few months later was very similar to what they had influence on. But instead of making constructive criticism while still supporting a bill that had lots of Republican ideas in it, they claimed we needed to start over. /rant Edit: I fail at basic math.