there are things I am more conservative about than almost anyone here, but they would not like to hear them.
That is a major reason why the republican party caved in on itself in 06 and 08, why there is a tea party, and why if they're not careful, they will continue to fracture and lose viability. Intolerance of independent thought. As disorganized as the democrats seem to be most of the time, they have figured out how to accommodate a wide latitude of ideologies. That is why many independent voters, being shunned and called "left wing independents", chose to side with the democrats last election. Generally, they may not be happy with the democratic caucus, but were pushed to that side nonetheless by narrow minded republicans.
Now, you, huntingman and MK can attack me, and say my opinion on republicans isn't worth a flip, and you're right. But I WAS a republican, still vote for some republicans, was briefly a democrat, and now don't affiliate with any party. There are many millions of voters just like me. Keep pushing us away from the GOP and see how far you get. Sarah Palin might be attractive and have a successful tv show, but her viewers aren't enough to carry a national election.