The Republicans have become a bunch of watered down moderates who won't stand on principle for anything. I think this describes about 80% of republicans. Nobody wants to be unpopular and suffer the verbal lashing and mocking from democrats when republicans don't agree with them. There will only be real change in America when there is a financial crisis. Or, I guess in a worst case scenario, we will become just like Mexico (super rich and poor class) over the next 30 or 40 years. Everybody will see what is happening, but the middle class will be powerless to stop it. The democrats will frame every attempt to right the ship as being racist towards some group, and the pathetic republicans will immediately cave in to the democrats.