Do not worry about it.
In any event do not worry about what they are going to do to us worry about doing to them. By this I mean those of us of conservative bend must act to advance OUR agenda. We must act to further cement our conservative majority. We are winning, the snarky infantile comments of NY-Times columnists should give us encouragement. They do not argue facts they argue ad-hominem!
If the Democratic movement does not snap itself out of this soon the Democrats may become a third party. The Libertarian Party is the only obstacle to the Libertarian Party from displacing the Democrats.