"As someone who appeared numerous times on the 700 Club with Pat Robertson, as someone for whom Jerry Falwell used to send his private jet to bring me to speak at his college, as an author who had James Dobson giveaway 150,000 copies of my one of my fundamentalist "books" allow me to explain something: the Republican Party is controlled by two ideological groups. First, is the Religious Right. Second, are the neoconservatives. Both groups share one thing in common: they are driven by fear and paranoia. Between them there is no Republican "center" for you to appeal to, just two versions of hate-filled extremes."
Incidentally, below is a screen shot of commentary that appeared on a right-wing talk show's website following the news that an "anti-racist activist" (sic) was attacked by a black man. Check it out - is is enlightening.
So if you do consider youself a "moderate" Republican, think about who are the people that you rely on to get your agenda passed. Just like in the early thirties in Germany, these forces might turn out to be bigger than you...