Howgoz, my belief is that the Republican leadership no longer represents, nor cares about, the lower or middle classes. Not every Republican is part of that, but a lot of them are. I believe the Democrat leadership have become utterly spineless and unable to stand up for themselves. I am not a member of either party.
I also believe the country would be MUCH better off if people start ignoring the pundits and blowhards in the media. Anyone telling you what to believe instead of encouraging you to read up on the issues and make up your OWN mine should be distrusted. That is a large part of my distaste for Fox “News”, Limbaugh, and et al. Well, that and their bald face lies.