Well - any moderates for the Republican party are officially now out. The Tea Party has succeeded in their plan to move the party more conservative and this will ultimately be their downfall. Booting out the more moderate members of your party is a huge disadvantage. They will move further to the right and alienate the majority of Americans that are either liberal or moderate. Their ultra-conservatism is a fringe movement. Most Americans want to see policy towards the middle. This election of Reince Priebus as the RNC chair is absolutely against ANY moderation. The polarization of the American political system just moved a further bit apart. It's surprising with the wish of the American public for more civility in our political process from the events of last weekend that the RNC elects someone against this movement.
Meet Reince Priebus, The New RNC Chairman : NPR