This then combined with the new era of electro non knowledge where you have the lowest understanding of economics in the 18-34 year old demographics, and the automatic naivete of the young tends to hold sway. They do not necessarily look at the old Republican philosophy of balanced budgets and fiscal discipline as being a "good thing" -- because they don't really understand it.
Then there's the issue of the shrinking Republican Fraud Pie. The Republican old-timers want to secure their own future and they know that future is not remaining in office. The typical Republican routine as it were is now a diminishing resource and it is not necessarily guaranteed and it is not necessarily there to be taken advantage of as before.
You would go in as a member of the House or Senate and when you left you would have a make-work job at the American Enterprise Institute or the Heritage Foundation or a make-work corporate seat at Philip Morris waiting for you with a half a million dollar a year salary and all sorts of perks. That's not there as much as it once was.
DeMint, of course, is the first to get out but he is going to set a trend wherein you will see a lot of the die-hard old fiscal conservatives and the pro-small business type of Republicans be gone. They're securing a position for themselves outside their offices because they understand that the party is falling apart. They understand that long term demographics are not friendly to the Republican Party.
So what the old timers want to do is build up whole new foundations and institutes where they can influence "spot" elections and races in different locales. They will try to get in as many Republicans as they can and also concentrate on those districts that are going to remain Republican-friendly.
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