They ARE the Republican Party. There's no "Elite" or "In Name Only." The entire party, with very few exceptions, is this way. If they were not, the so-called "Elites" wouldn't be in power.
Can the R party be fixed, or should it be scrapped? I agree that it should be scrapped.
They question I have is whether it is better to destroy it and remake it from within, or to oppose it directly with a frontal assault.
So far the TEA party has tried to gently reform the R party from within. I think the TEA party should run in all the R primaries, and after the next election emerge from the belly of the R party like the ‘Alien’ did in the movie.