Both parties used to be much the same that's true. Not any more. The democrats have moved way off to the left and the Tea Party is forcing the Republicans into fiscal responcebility. Pork loving, big spending Rino's and moderate Bluedog Democrats or a vanishing breed. That is a very good trend as Americans now have a very clear choice between a big goverment left wing party and a small goverment fiscally conservitive party. It is now a far simpler choice for people to make.We have Obama,Holder,Pelosi and Read to thank for that. Now we all know how bad it can get we will stop it.