The GOP’s Denial

Larison suspects 2014 will only strengthen it:

It’s likely that Republicans will make gains in 2014 by virtue of being the party not controlling the White House, and it’s always possible that they could win 2016 because the public wants to put a different party in power. The GOP may be in danger of becoming the party that wins only in off-year elections, but the party’s electoral weaknesses are normally not as great in midterm elections. The danger for the Republicans in that scenario is that they interpret success in 2014 as proof that they can ignore their weaknesses and still win elections.