Hanna did not call ALL Republicans extremists. He said he was disappointed in the way that the current powers in the Republican Party seem to cater so much to the far right extreme of the party. Good government and legislation rely on compromise. When any party caters to those at the extremes thee can be no compromise. The best answers most often are in the middle and not at the extremes. That was his point in saying what he said. If you have a quote from a reliable source that would indicate something different bring it on.
Hanna supports the ERA. At an ERA rally he said women should support the party that supports them most. Here's the exact quote. This is from the blog that Ms. Tenney cites on her website:
"I'll tell you this: Contribute your money to people who speak out on your behalf, because the other side -- my side -- has a lot of it. And you need to send your own message. You need to remind people that you vote, you matter, and that they can't succeed without your help."
He was advocating for women's rights. He's a woman's rights advocate. Is that a bad thing?
Why do you people continually parrot these half-truths without providing context. Oh, wait. I know why. Because if you add the context the meaning changes and it doesn't make him look as unreasonable as you would like.
You are missing the point my friend. He shouldn't be doing this at all. He makes a career craping all over his fellow Republicans until election time. Then he comes with his hat in hand, talking about how he is the "conservative" candidate. He gets elected and the cycle repeats. As a Republican voter I'm tired of being used this way. Show me a Democratic congressman who does the same to their party. You can't! Why? They don't put up with it! Why should we?