Senator Ted Cruz, the other night, took to the floor of the United States Senate and explained the disconnect between Republican leaders in Washington and the base of the party. He also happens to be right.
Cruz explained why the GOP will not fight against Obamacare, immigration, abortion, gay marriage, or a variety of other issues. It all has to do with the GOP donor class. The leaders of the party have become dependent on well connected and funded donors who write large checks and are socially liberal. These donors do not relate to main street or the middle class because they are so far removed from both. Consequently, while the base of the party remains socially conservative, the leaders of the party cannot fight for those issues without alienating their check writers.
It is, in short, all about the money.