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Sunday, February 12, 2012

GOP Going All In for the 1% Economically and for the 2% Culturally

I'll admit I'm a bit surprised that the GOP appears to sticking to last year's flabbergastingly ill-conceived and wildly unpopular Tax Cuts for Billionaires Paid for By Trading Medicare in for Coupons program and is now also rejecting the Administration's "accommodation" with Catholics on healthcare and is running instead on a No Contraception Evah and Slut Shaming Forevah program. Guys, I'm not sure your gerrymandering and disenfranchisement and union busting efforts, dedicated and earnest though they have been, are going to be enough to get you quite the nineteenth century electorate you appear to be pandering to here in the twenty-first century. You're going to need a bigger boat.

1 comment:

jollyspaniard said...

There's plenty of laaders in the GOP who agree with you. The populists are taking over the party and forcing their leaders to pander to them. Given a choice I think the GOP leadership would prefer to feign centrism like Bush did in 2000 and govern for the 1%. They don't want to cater to the Limbaugh crowd, they want to take them for granted.

Sarah Palin railed against wealthy elites quite a bit from what I gather in her CPAC speech which I find interesting. A lot of the populist are hating on the rich and the bankers. The GOP is getting tugged away from what's good for plutocrats is good for us and towards a more brazenly racist nativism.

I find this very unusual. Conservative parties in other English speaking countries are bending over backwards to appear more toleeant than they have in the past whereas the GOP is bending over in the other direction.