AMoonHawk saidYou are both missing the point .. in 20 years their main supporters will be dead .... and riddler you are completely misinformed if you think any republican is going to ever support eliminating earmarks, they are the hugest abusers, they are also the hugest abusers of misappropriation and misspending money. The south and the confederates are all leaving their states because there are only rural jobs left and as they do that, their children see the real world for what it is and leave the lies of their fathers behind them. Nuf said .. continue to delude yourselves with ignorance and the lie of republicans.
Sorry the one who's deluded here is you. Did you miss for instance the push by tea party congressmen to get rid of earmarks? They already substantially did - which is why some papers have complained for instance that it's been so difficult to pass the highway bill.
Did you miss the fact that in 2010, there were more Republicans elected in state houses than in over 75 years? Did you miss the fact that a number of establishment Republicans have been removed through primary fights?
We don't need to look into a crystal ball to see that you will be wrong. You already are. But I ask you again, do you really believe that economic conservatives will move to the Democrats? The answer to this is also why there has been a fierce battle for the soul of the Republican party in the last 4 years after significant dissatisfaction with domestic spending under the Bush administration - and it's something that started with Porkbusters and the forced retirement of Trent Lott.