The GOP's extreme right wing rants over the last 4 years, combined with nominating a doofus, has alienated a lot of people, including a LOT of people who used to support them, but were turned away in recent years. I'll list a few, and a brief explanation: Cops and Firemen: Mostly at the state and local level, GOP'ers have been on an all out attack. Slashing pay, benefits. Showing outright disdain for many. This is blamed on mayors and governors, but, people vote straight ticket. Teachers: Much the same as above, but the GOP efforts focused more on the unions than the actual pay and benefits on this one. Blacks/Hispanics/Women: The GOP basically ignored them. They acted like, and nominated a mascot for, the rich guys who most people work for who would cut the Christmas bonuses just so he could take a marvelous vacation. Add in the rape issue, abortion issue, and there you have it. Many more to list......but how can the GOP, from the local city, state and federal level, begin to regain the support of the above groups?