They’re total idiots.
Leaders of the Republican establishment, alarmed by the emergence of far-right and often unpredictable Tea Party candidates, are pushing their party to rethink how it chooses nominees and advocating changes they say would result in the selection of less extreme contenders. [...] The party leaders pushing for changes want to replace state caucuses and conventions, like the one that nominated Mr. Cuccinelli, with a more open primary system that they believe will draw a broader cross-section of Republicans and produce more moderate candidates.
As the DailyKos piece points out, the problem is not the nominating process. Unelectable Republicans like Richard Mourdock, Todd Akin, Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell all became nominees via the primary system. As for Cuccinelli, he would have won a primary as easily as he won the Virginia convention.
So why are Republicans nominating clowns to represent the party in elections? Because they’re bloody Republicans and they don’t know any better, that’s why! Life in the echo chamber with Fox News lies and spin bouncing off the walls has left the conservative masses misinformed and ignorant. These people actually believe the crap they’re fed by their politicians and media: Obama=Marxist, 47 percent=moochers, ACA=death panels, climate change=hoax, corporations=people and all the rest of the nonsense that wingers have come to believe. So, what to do?
Tough one but here’s a possible fix.
If Republicans are serious about fixing their nomination process, there is one idea that they should consider trying, because it just might work: They ought to try banning Republicans from picking their party’s nominees. If they did that, then maybe they’d finally be able to offer up a slate of candidates that doesn’t scare the daylights out of the American public.