The republican party is now exclusively the corporate party. The members are corporate lobbyists elevated to run as representatives. Why wouldn't corporations install their own people? Grow up. They do not represent the citizens, in fact, are there to deny almost everything to us for the profit of the ruling class. Not a new idea.
And the reason they don't care how they appear, or what befalls ordinary people is they know that sometime between now and 2014 is an eternity. So much will happen, because they will cause it to happen, that they can risk bad press for the moment.
There will be no capitulation on their part. We should consider the republican party our natural enemies.