Talk radio is killing the Republican Party which may never recover from this nasty obsession.
Plus, of course, the disgusting display of Republicans in Congress doing anything and everything they can to make sure the government doesn't work, the filibuster of presidential nominees being the current focus.
They have become the party that refuses to compromise, which is another way of saying they have become the party that refuses to join in the cooperative enterprise of democratic government, which is another way of saying that they are the party that refuses to govern, which is another way of saying that they are hoping that the day can come when they can simply rule by fiat.
Talk radio extremists are leading the Republicans into a very clearly understood brand that plays only to an ever shrinking base. Too bad. It used to be a good party.