About once a day I give an example of some goofy thing someone on the left is doing and use it as an example of why they keep losing elections.
Following the Democrats’ loss in the 2004 election, Kevin made a great point. (that I’m too lazy to link) He said that the Dems must now accept as reality that they are not the majority party any more. They are a minority party and if they ever again want to be the majority, they need to get people on their side.
Newt and Co figured this out over a decade ago when they were in the minority. They set about pushing Republican ideas to the masses. They wagered that conservative ideas would win the day. They were right. Just a few years later, they were rewarded by a phenomenal victory in an off-year election and took both the House and the Senate. (admittedly with a assist from Hillary Clinton)
I think is is safe to say that many people on the left haven’t figured out how to build a majority party.