The old Democratic party shifted further left to become Progressive/Marxists. The Republicans shifted left to become moderate Democrats and the Tea Party are the Republicans (Conservatives). This shift has been orchestrated over the last 80 years by the Progressive/Marxists infiltration of the labor unions, education systems, media, and entertainment industries. They have shifted the culture and brainwashed anyone under 40 to the "new normal." Cristy (and his ilk), while not a Progressive, is a "useful fool" as Joseph Stalin liked to say. He is an egotistical opportunist. The correct strategy of Conservatives isn't "if you can't beat them, join them." The correct strategy is to win back the culture and our collective sanity.