So by losing centrists they are become more like...how you say RINO's? At one point they used to be called centrist or moderate Republicans. How are centrists received in todays party of Trump? Yeah....not so much. But you just don't see how far to the right the mainstream republicans are.Yeah, it's not about the GOP.
It's about the Democrats moving so far to the left they are losing centrists.
There are very few Democrats who could credibly change parties to the GOP given their stances on social issues. But they can change to independent and still remain fiscal conservatives and social liberals. That's what we used to call centrists or moderates in both parties.
By the same token, there are very few Republicans who could change to being Democrat. Maybe Romney and Murkowski. I could see both of them also declaring as Independent.