The Grand Old Party may be tarnished and bruised but isn't necessarily irrelevant in today's world. It has a place and is still part of our national development. Many Republicans are grappling with what to do now and where their focus should lay. I don't need to talk about what happened at the capital as these problems were brewing for some time. What it did do is push Republicans and the nation to question our direction. Republicans have an opportunity to rebrand and focus.
In a previous post I noted that I'm fiscally a Republican, socially a Democrat, but first and foremost an American. Over the years it has come to be known for its low taxes, capitalism, and conservative social policies. Parties change from these essential values and sometimes take on temporary values around key "influencers". Democrats' are not immune to this shifting of temporary values and run similar risks when they shout down alternative perspectives.In the article Why Republicans Should Brand Around Their Core Principles? there is a little discussion on being more inclusive to their brand and open to new ideas. Success comes from thinking about things in new ways that happens through diversity of thought and exploration of the value of new ideas. It doesn't come from silencing differences of opinion and incivility.