I have a much more simplistic view, because I don't attempt to intellectualize either party or their affiliated electorate- they don't deserve the credit.
I think the GOP is a poo ton of racist, sexist, rich, old, white fuggers. The party of Abraham Lincoln, huh? Lincoln would turn over in his grave.
The sooner the GOP admits the fact they haven't done dick for the last 8 years is because Obama is black and has a foreign-sounding name (how else do you explain away the birther movement?), the sooner they can move on with their march toward white supremacy in 'Murica.
As the GOP candidates line up in New Hampshire to take their shots at Hillary Clinton's pant-suits, hair and dresses all I can ask is why continue with the sexist comments and why continue to complain about the Dems instead of explaining why you're any different than any other run-of-the-mill Repub?
When Sheldon Adelson or the Koch Brothers decide to run someone in the GOP besides the next white guy, I might actually believe otherwise. Better yet, just make Adelson and the Kochs go away.