I think the GOP does need to change to broaden the party. In that sense, they are in trouble and in denial. Blaming this election on a storm makes no sense. If that were the case the storm was an act of God and he wanted Obama elected with that logic. I don't think many would endorse that thought with that in mind. GOP lost because they alienated a lot of people in their primary process and some of their candidates declared a war on woman with stupid comments on rape.
However, it is a pattern of US history that once a party gets in power that they overstep that power and pay the next cycle. Nancy Pelosi was really guilty of this prior to the 2010 election and it cost them the house.
Their are some people clearly in denial over this election. It wasn't a crushing victory in terms of popular vote but electorally it certainly was a big win. The House was safe from the beginning but ask Michelle Bachmann if she now feels safe, she won but only barely with a heavily gerrymandered district. The Senate was up for grabs but some nutjobs with medieval views on rape killed any chances of that happening. Now we have people stating that Obama suppressed the vote with negative adds. Both sides did that as I see it and they did it to Kerry in 2004. They also blame this on an act of God.
I think Karl Rove is going nuts because he depends on big donors and he didn't get results. He took their money, lied saying he could deliver the goods and didn't. He was guilty of lot of attack adds and poll manipulation. He really had a meltdown. Is it just me or does he look like Porky Pig...