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Republican Party Factions

Posted on the 22 November 2013 by Calvinthedog

Major factions:

  • Tea Partiers
  • Libertarians
  • Evangelicals
  • Country Club 1%’ers

Lesser factions:

  • John Birchers
  • Gold Bugs
  • Conspiracy Theorists

Thing is, most of these people don’t even like each other very much. Tea Partiers are suspicious of Wall Street, which the 1% worships as a Godhead. Libertarians want to end the War on Drugs and the Death Penalty and they oppose restrictions on gay marriage, abortion and contraception. These ideas are toxic shock syndrome for the evangelicals. Wall Street and the 1%’ers (same thing) want to maintain the Military-Industrial Complex while the Libertardians want to get rid of it.

The only thing they all agree on:

  •  Lower taxes on the rich and corporations
  • Sticking to the poor and middle class
  • Deregulation of business

Which is the Chris Christie program, by the way. Christie is only a “moderate” in the sense that he is skeptical of the Christian Taliban element. Also he acted like a human being in the face of one of the worst natural disasters his state ever experienced, when the Republican norm is to do nothing whatsoever in the face of a natural disaster of any size (the every man for himself mindset). For the life of me, I can’t understand why acting like a human being instead of a callous sociopath once in your life and not being a religious fanatic makes one a moderate, but if Time Magazine says it’s true, I guess it must be!

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