In Republican vernacular, returning to the "old ways" is "taking our country back;" but back to what? If the subject is the economy, it is back to Bush-era economic policies that are wildly popular with conservative mainstream media, but still not austere and severe enough for the Koch brothers.
The Heritage Foundation is located right in the middle of the DC power corridor and well it should be, as arguably the most powerful right-wing think tank of them all.
For Americans with half-a-brain, the conservative hypocrisy is as glaring as the subjects conservatives are certain their older, whiter, and religiously-inclined voters embrace.
Rather than necessarily being pathological, political conservatism is promoted when people rely on low-effort thinking.
On the heels of Romney failing to consummate his relationship with conservatives properly, they are calling on their fellow Republicans to vote third party for Jesus.