The reality is that the lies are coming home to roost and most Republicans realize that. You are seeing more conservatives elected because the economy has a way of making the truth obvious. The economy is struggling to recover, government spending has not helped as was promised, and people are beginning to see the consequences of out of control spending. SS and Medicare ARE problems, and most people under the age of 65 see where we are headed if we don't fix them and soon. Obama can claim we don't have a spending problem, but reality speaks differently. Republicans better start with the truth, because the truth can't be hidden much longer.