The problem with the "Republicans" is that they continue to pander to demographic groups such as Hispanics, women, Blacks, you name it -- everyone but traditional conservative American citizens, whom they attack relentlessly. If all they are going to be is Liberal Lite, then who cares if they continue to exist as a viable political party? They are redundant and superfluous, and are more trouble than they are worth. The reason for the political "shift" is that we have a country filled with low information voters who believe whatever they are told to believe, and who have become so dependent on government handouts that they now must vote for the party of government handouts. It is sickening to see what has become of my country.