After an embarrassing cycle for the GOP in 2012 — from a clown show of a presidential primary season that saw the likes of Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain as temporary frontrunners, to Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock and friends mansplaining the intricacies of rape-induced pregnancy — Republicans knew something needed to change. So they commissioned an autopsy report that identified their shortcomings and charted a new course to broaden their appeal.
Then, the GOP promptly took that report and used it as kindling at a giant Tea Party bonfire, and continued on their merry way rightward, to the ever-shrinking base they know and love.
Tonight, the “New GOP” added its latest star: Glenn Grothman, winner of the WI-6 GOP primary.
Here’s an overview of some of Glenn’s greatest hits: