who are looking for government programs in their later years like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. While ideologically they may be in agreement with their party in theory in areas like the size of government over wasteful programs. Their self interests make them defend their programs or entitlements that serve their demographic age group. Republican party demographics against ideology? | Intellectual Bubblegum - Media and Media Analysis During the next election, after the Republican Primaries, I suspect the truth will come out. The Republican leadership will have to explain what it is they want to do to their base. Possible a new "Contract ON America"?