David Cole writes:
Limbaugh is trying to sell the GOP on a soothing lie. By fooling themselves into believing that their party doesn’t pursue women and minorities due to a higher principle about not looking at Americans as “special interests,” Republicans can flee the responsibility of dealing with tough issues about their base, by deluding themselves that they’re better than the question. “Go after new demographics? Bah. It’s beneath us to even consider it, because we’re the party of no special interests.”
It’s highly unlikely that voters will buy a masturbatory fiction that big.