I agree that they will feel lost for a long time but I am not sure if the party will split. I don't see that coming, but they kind of deserve a swift kick in the ass. I used to like the GOP. But the fact that their strategy was to do nothing at all and just block everything Obama did, was a selfish, Anti American political position. Though seeing them suddenly love the Constitution despite their silence when GW said it was "just a piece of paper" was king of amusing.