The future of the Republican Party in Senate Chambers Posted February 3, 2009 Well, as much as many people don't like to believe, stereotypes are often based on some form of truth. Not always, but often, whether it is or is not stretched or blown out of proportion. And from what you say about the Republican base being military and religious conservatives, may possibly be one of the key factors to why they aren't a majority in office at this time. Military. Well, I know this isn't a great example and is pretty biased. Iraq. Religious. Somewhat irrelevant because of the separation of Church and State. Not trying to sound like a jerk or anything. And I do apologize if this came across that way.