Bush/Cheney/Rove have nothing to do w/ this.
They have EVERYTHING to do with it. They took the Republicans to a dark corner filled with hate and paranoia and false delusions and a narrow-minded view of both their own personal convictions and the world.
They tried to make this country a Theocracy, and in the most twisted of ironies broke as many of the Commandments as possible in the process. Lying, Killing, coveting, bearing false witness...
Yeppers, Bushie, Cheney, Rove, Dobson, Robertson, Haggard, DeLay, Gengrich, Kristol, and the rest of the New World Order kiddies took a Reagan concept, painted it black and ran with it for 25 years. Apparently even the real Republicans are finally seeing it for what it is.