Has yet to change one iota.
So far the GOP's entire approach to winning over all the constituencies they so badly fucked over in the 2012 election amounts to telling better lies.
Which is not a surprise.
Back in 1974, there was one contingent of the GOP that was horrified that Richard Nixon -- their President -- had engaged in spying and blackmail and extortion (Representative Lawrence Joseph Hogan, [R-Maryland, 5th District] in 1974):
"The thing that's so appalling to me is that the President, when this whole idea was suggested to him, didn't, in righteous indignation, rise up and say, 'Get out of here, you're in the office of the President of the United States. How can you talk about blackmail and bribery and keeping witnesses silent? This is the presidency of the United States.' But my President didn't do that. He sat there and he worked and worked to try to cover this thing up so it wouldn't come to light."
There was another contingent -- the Pat Buchanan contingent -- who have always believed that their Party is above the law; that whatever a President does -- whatever their President does -- is legal, moral and righteous by definition and the only problem with Watergate was that Nixon did not burn the tapes.
Guess which contingent won?
From Politicus USA:
Republican Desperation Grows as Benghazi Backfires and Scandal Talk FizzlesBy: Sarah JonesNovember 16th, 2012...Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) bordered on hysteria about how “this” was not just some cover up of a third-rate Watergate burglary, “What is clear is that this administration, including the president himself, has intentionally misinformed, read that LIED, to the American people in the aftermath of this tragedy… This is not simply a cover up of a third-rate burglary.”
40 years after the maggot-sack of Nixon's treason, criminality and seething contempt for the Constitution spilled out into the open, scuttlefish like Representative Rohrabacher still absolutely believe that Richard Nixon was one of nature's noblemen who did nothing wrong and was cruelly done in by cabal of commies in the Congress and the Liberal media.
And they're still furious about it.