The Republican Party is one of the two major political parties in the US and the Democratic Party is the other one. Republican politics is based on conservatism which is basically opposite that of the Democratic Party where the platform is based on liberalism. The first Republican Party president of the US was Abraham Lincoln, and probably also the most popular. There are many Republican Party congressmen and senators in the House of Congress and also the Senate, of which the majority can have a big effect on many official government matters, particularly on the voting made. What can happen is that the party member congressmen and senators will stick to their principles and party platform and what they believe in.
In the present government, the Republican Party is a minority but they still stick and give support to their beliefs on issues like limited government spending, supporting a free market economy, and also opposing the government health care program of the present administration. They are saying that the middle class income earning families are the ones supporting the non income earning families through the higher taxes they are paying. Republican politics is for the support of these very important people issues, which they say have a very big effect on the middle income family wage earners, and especially that many also lost their jobs and find hard getting other jobs.
The influence of the Republican politics will be shown in the next presidential elections though, if they win because majority of the middle class are already with them and also because majority of people had already got back their high paying jobs.