Republicans have themselves to blameTo some extent, he's right. The upheavel that took place going into the primary - and after - led to the defeat of several "moderate" GOP'ers (who voted conspicuously like Democrats) and ultimately to the loss of a few seats in the general election.
As both an aide to a member of the Virginia Senate and a Republican campaign consultant, I am writing to offer my insight as to why the Democrats were able to capture the majority in the Virginia Senate and the impact this will have on the Republican Party.
The Democrats would not have been able to achieve this great success were it not for significant help from the Republicans. More than any other issue, Republican infighting allowed the Democrats to take control. The Republican Party played offense within our own party and played defense against the Democrats. That is clearly not a strategy to maintain a majority. (link)
The solution? Take the party back to its roots. Its successful roots. The one that mainstream Virginians can relate to. A conservative Republican Party. Respectfully request that those few remaining moderates in the Senate (did Emmett Hanger pull through?) get the hell out.
Problem solved. GOP once again united.
My guess is, this isn't what Mr. Moore has in mind. He wants the GOP to be more like the Democratic Party. But we already have one. Why do we need two?