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July 27, 2011


Robert Lipscomb

What will be the philosophical fallout of this break-up?

Will the Tea Party exit the GOP, or will it remain in the family but as the crazy uncle who lives in the attic?

The Religious Right has come to understand that corporate GOPs were never going to divorce their wife and marry them. The RR has accepted that the relatioship will be comprised of booty calls, a furnished apartment, a few trips, presents and cash but that is all. Philosophically, the RR can carve out an area for its agendae as long as they do not get in the way. For instance, they will be allowed to pursue the ant-gay agenda, unless and until well it cost enough votes to lose elections. The RR will be OK with that because they know they can always manufacture another Devil.

The Tea Party is a different animal because they are overwhelmingly true believers. They would gladly pursue zero federal taxes because they believe in zero federal government, which is the natural extension and logical end of Reganomics.

In contrast, the cynical corporate GOP uses this hyperbole to create as much political capital as they can to negotiate the best deals they can. Hell, these guys love the federal government and what it can do for them. They do not want it to go away at all.

So back to my original question, what will be the philosophical fallout of this break-up?

Apologiies for the length of the post.

Peter G

I'm not sure what the Boolean overlap between the tea partiers and the right wing fundies is but if the Republicans do wind up taking a laxative to paradoxically clear their minds then, if you'll pardon the crudity, it's just as easy purge both turds.


"This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell into GOP Senate nominees."

Didn't the WSJ support these nominees of their GOP?

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