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==About==
 
==About==
 
The [[US Republican Party]] (the "Grand Old Party" or [[GOP]]) generally represents the political [[right wing]] in the {{USA}}, in opposition to the [[US Democratic Party]] which supposedly represents the [[left wing]]. More recently, as the political leadership has lurched rightward while mainstream thought has slowly moved leftward, the GOP has come to represent the far-to-extreme right while the Democrats now represent the center-to-right.
 
The [[US Republican Party]] (the "Grand Old Party" or [[GOP]]) generally represents the political [[right wing]] in the {{USA}}, in opposition to the [[US Democratic Party]] which supposedly represents the [[left wing]]. More recently, as the political leadership has lurched rightward while mainstream thought has slowly moved leftward, the GOP has come to represent the far-to-extreme right while the Democrats now represent the center-to-right.
===Conclusions===
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Since at least the year 2000 (possibly beginning during the [[Reagan administration]]), this party has become mainly about:
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During the [[neoconservative era]], the Republican Party became little more than a puppet for the agenda of a number of powerful groups (most notably the [[religious right]] and the [[plutonomy]]) and acting mainly on the grounds of:
 
* '''obstructionism''' -- the "party of No", "the Republican'ts" -- opposed to any measures supported by Democrats, even if Republicans originally supported or proposed those same measures
 
* '''obstructionism''' -- the "party of No", "the Republican'ts" -- opposed to any measures supported by Democrats, even if Republicans originally supported or proposed those same measures
 
* '''corporatism''' -- rewriting laws and decimating public-interest government regulation to suit their corporate sponsors; see [http://www.republicorp.us/ RepubliCorp]
 
* '''corporatism''' -- rewriting laws and decimating public-interest government regulation to suit their corporate sponsors; see [http://www.republicorp.us/ RepubliCorp]
* '''ignorance, fear, and untruth''' -- furthering their agenda at any cost, including [[denialism|promotion of long-debunked falsehoods]], embracing radical populism (e.g. the [[Tea Party]]), abandoning rational discussion, and failing to have any sense of shame over repeated instances of hypocrisy
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* '''ignorance, fear, and untruth''' ([[counterfactualism]]) -- furthering their agenda at any cost, including [[denialism|promotion of long-debunked falsehoods]], embracing radical populism (e.g. the [[Tea Party]]), abandoning rational discussion, and failing to have any sense of shame over repeated instances of hypocrisy
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During this time, Republican votership became essentially a [[belief-tribe]] centered around {{l/sub|propaganda}} from those same powerful groups.
 
==Subpages==
 
==Subpages==
 
* [[/fiscal policy]]: Republican management of public funds
 
* [[/fiscal policy]]: Republican management of public funds
 
* [[/misogyny]]
 
* [[/misogyny]]
 
* [[/propaganda]]: GOP talking-points
 
* [[/propaganda]]: GOP talking-points
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* [[/sexual predation]]: to keep in mind whenever GOPers accuse Dems of being sexual predators
 
* [[/counter-ideology]]: Republicans working against elements of Republican ideology
 
* [[/counter-ideology]]: Republicans working against elements of Republican ideology
  
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* [http://republicansforhumility.com Republicans for Humility]
 
* [http://republicansforhumility.com Republicans for Humility]
 
===Findings===
 
===Findings===
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* '''2015-11-05''' [http://www.politicususa.com/2015/11/05/republican-right-facts-reason-irrelevant.html For The Republican Far Right Facts and Reason Are Irrelevant] ([https://plus.google.com/+AdmiralTaptap/posts/BeEnfJLdUSj via])
 
* '''2005-12-21''' [http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-12/bpl-fod122105.php Fear of death may factor into who we vote for]: specifically, subtle reminders of mortality caused people to switch votes from Kerry to Bush; this seems likely to be a specific of a more general trend of voting Republican/Conservative being correlated with perceived danger level. The Party seems well aware of this, as they have a created a number of entities whose sole purpose seems to be to generate calculated levels of alarm and fear, at will, in the general population.
 
* '''2005-12-21''' [http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-12/bpl-fod122105.php Fear of death may factor into who we vote for]: specifically, subtle reminders of mortality caused people to switch votes from Kerry to Bush; this seems likely to be a specific of a more general trend of voting Republican/Conservative being correlated with perceived danger level. The Party seems well aware of this, as they have a created a number of entities whose sole purpose seems to be to generate calculated levels of alarm and fear, at will, in the general population.
 
===News===
 
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Revision as of 19:31, 20 April 2022

About

The US Republican Party (the "Grand Old Party" or GOP) generally represents the political right wing in the United States, in opposition to the US Democratic Party which supposedly represents the left wing. More recently, as the political leadership has lurched rightward while mainstream thought has slowly moved leftward, the GOP has come to represent the far-to-extreme right while the Democrats now represent the center-to-right.

During the neoconservative era, the Republican Party became little more than a puppet for the agenda of a number of powerful groups (most notably the religious right and the plutonomy) and acting mainly on the grounds of:

  • obstructionism -- the "party of No", "the Republican'ts" -- opposed to any measures supported by Democrats, even if Republicans originally supported or proposed those same measures
  • corporatism -- rewriting laws and decimating public-interest government regulation to suit their corporate sponsors; see RepubliCorp
  • ignorance, fear, and untruth (counterfactualism) -- furthering their agenda at any cost, including promotion of long-debunked falsehoods, embracing radical populism (e.g. the Tea Party), abandoning rational discussion, and failing to have any sense of shame over repeated instances of hypocrisy

During this time, Republican votership became essentially a belief-tribe centered around propaganda from those same powerful groups.

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  • 2005-12-21 Fear of death may factor into who we vote for: specifically, subtle reminders of mortality caused people to switch votes from Kerry to Bush; this seems likely to be a specific of a more general trend of voting Republican/Conservative being correlated with perceived danger level. The Party seems well aware of this, as they have a created a number of entities whose sole purpose seems to be to generate calculated levels of alarm and fear, at will, in the general population.

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