It is time for a third party. The " Elites " in the republican party will never give up their power. They treat the conservatives like the democrats treat the blacks. The " Elites " in the republican party want the prestige belonging to the power base of Federal government but don't want to lead. It's all about ego enhancing resumes. No, it's time to abandon the republican party. Most are a bunch of wimps. Doing what's good for them and not the country. How many times have you seen them cave over the the last fifty years? For me it has happened for the last time, I'm finished with their rhetoric. All talk and no action and our country as we once knew it is going down the tubes.