Well, given the circumstances, what is it you expect them to do? They are, after all, the cornerstone of this grand Republic.
They are also beginning to cause problems for a Republican party that is eager to capitalise on right-wing revolt against Obama’s supposed liberalism but is also wary of being associated with the hail of frequently racist abuse spilling into debate.
The truth is colorblind. It is incompetence in all quarters, right and left, that forces the hand of the American masses.