I’m not sure what “we, as a party,” means, or who you are to speak for the Republican Party. I can see that you may have been registered as Republican in your state, and may have voted Republican. I am quite sure that your touching article expresses your beliefs about what the Republican party ought to be — although you keep saying “is,” and about things which manifestly are not.
The Republican Party hired Lee Atwood, a man of high intelligence and energy, and he knew full well all the things that you feyly pretend the party ought to have known but didn’t.
Only one parenthetic remark about “plausible deniability” is called for. None of your denials are plausible.
But Granny luvs ya anyway.