From columnist Ken Conner:
What [GOP insiders fail to understand] is that the future of the country is more important to grassroots conservatives than the future of the Republican Party, and that economic health and prosperity is not sustainable without a robust moral and cultural foundation.
The Republican leadership in Washington is being presented with a choice. If they wish to advance a responsible fiscal agenda and put America back on the right economic track, they should be willing to lend an ear and a voice to those in the Party who wish to address social and cultural concerns. Failure to so will not only ensure President Obama’s reelection, it will likely to spell the beginning of the end for the Grand Old Party.