Why has the Northeast had such drastic reductions in the number of registered Republicans? In some States they have fallen from first to third, with Independents #1. That's even more of a denunciation of the changeing GOP! Reading Deer Ransome gives solid clues as to why this has happens and continues to grow. For example the silly idea that government and only government is responsible for the housing collapse and the ensuing record recession.
First remember that the GOP controlled both houses of Congress, '95 - '07. Plus a G. Worst Bush occupied the White House the last 6 years. That was more than enough time and power to have corrected the looming problem. What happened?
Read the several books on the cause of the collapse!