The problem with the prescription for being "more inclusive" is that it would dictate a change in core values. The majority apparently no longer believes in the idea of working your way up and practicing delayed gratification or the idea that handouts should be temporary just to help people get back on their feet. This change in values involves not only economics but social norms as well.
It may very well be that the GOP has to become the Dem-lite party to compete. The GOP is generally older and whiter than the Dems and it is those people, the remnants of the WWII generation and the baby boomers, who are the last vanguard of what we called traditional American values. Sure, many young people subscribe to them as well but they are now a decided minority. The new attitude is that government is there to help you all along the way and even prevent you from failing as failure is a bad thing and might damage you psychologically. It's a new world alright but I would't call it brave.