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==About==
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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.
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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:
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* '''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
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* '''corporatism''' -- rewriting laws and decimating public-interest government regulation to suit their corporate sponsors; see [http://www.republicorp.us/ RepubliCorp]
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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.
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==Subpages==
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* [[/fiscal policy]]: Republican management of public funds
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* [[/misogyny]]
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* [[/propaganda]]: GOP talking-points
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* [[/sexual predation]]: to keep in mind whenever GOPers accuse Dems of being sexual predators
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* [[/counter-ideology]]: Republicans working against elements of Republican ideology
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==Related Pages==
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* [[American republicanism]]: the mindset of those who tend to be attracted to the Party's ideology
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* [[Bush-Cheney administration]]: this may have been the high water mark of GOP influence
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* [[2004 US Republican Party Platform]]
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* [[2000 US Republican Party Platform]]
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* [http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=25838 Republican Party Platform of 1956] (save this as a page later)
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==Actions==
 
==Actions==
* '''1995''': Republican-led Congress Closed the [http://www.access.gpo.gov/ota/ Office of Technology Assessment]
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* '''1995''': Republican-led Congress Closed the [[Office of Technology Assessment]]
* '''1994''': The [[wikipedia:Contract with America|Contract with America]] was a significant Republican platform in the 1994 Congressional election
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* '''1994''': The [[Contract with America]] was a significant Republican platform in the 1994 Congressional election
  
 
==Qualities==
 
==Qualities==
* Seemingly [http://www.davidbrin.com/gopwar.html hostile towards science] in general (but the [[United States Democratic Party|Democrats]] are not innocent of this either)
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* Seemingly [[anti-science|hostile towards science]] [http://www.davidbrin.com/gopwar.html], while the [[US Democratic Party|Democrats]] are sometimes opposed to large engineering projects for [[environmental]] reasons
==Commentary==
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* Known for pointlessly "dirty" campaigning [http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/36452/]
* 2005-11-14 [http://www.claremont.org/writings/051031wolfson.html Is the GOP still the conservative party?]
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==Links==
 
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===Reference===
==See Also==
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* {{wikipedia|Republican Party (United States)}}
*[[2000-2007 US Presidential Administration]]
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* {{conservapedia|Republican Party}}
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* {{dkosopedia|Republican Party}}
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* {{sourcewatch|Republican Party (USA)}}: no contents; page is "under review" as of 2014-03-10
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* {{rationalwiki|Republican Party}}
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* [http://campaigns.wikia.com/wiki/United_States_Republican_Party Campaigns Wikia]: seems not to have been updated since 2012
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===Official===
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* [http://www.rnc.org/ Republican National Committee] official web site
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* [https://plus.google.com/111305656047157833784 Google+] account
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===Filed Links===
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{{links/news}}
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===Dirty Campaigning===
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* '''2006''' [http://americablog.blogspot.com/2006/11/republican-fake-phone-call-scandal.html][http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2006/11/more_fun_from_t.html]:
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** [http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/news/local/15898729.htm Philadelphia, PA]
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** [http://www.nancyforcongress.com/index.php Kansas]
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** [http://www.wmur.com/news/10239713/detail.html New Hampshire]
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** [http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/010829.php Connecticut]
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** [http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/010829.php New York]
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===Commentary===
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* '''2006-10-31''' [http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=7551 This Is No Fun]: right-wing blogger [[John Cole]] shreds the recent performance of the GOP
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* '''2005-11-14''' [http://www.claremont.org/writings/051031wolfson.html Is the GOP still the conservative party?]
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* [http://shelleytherepublican.com/ ShelleyTheRepublican.com]: ok, I confess... I can't tell if this is meant to be serious...
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* [http://republicansforhumility.com Republicans for Humility]
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===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])
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* '''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.
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===News===
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* '''2007-05-09''' [http://www.comcast.net/news/national/index.jsp?cat=DOMESTIC&fn=/2007/05/09/658970.html Retired Generals Challenge GOP in Ads]: "Three retired generals challenged a dozen members of Congress in a new ad campaign Wednesday, saying the politicians can't expect to win re-election if they support President [[George W. Bush|Bush]]'s policies in [[US invasion of Iraq|Iraq]]." The generals in question are Maj. Gen. [[John Batiste]] (ret.), Maj. Gen. [[Paul Eaton]] (ret.), and NATO Supreme Allied Commander [[Wesley Clark]] (ret.); the ads were created by [http://votevets.org VoteVets.org].
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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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Qualities

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Reference

Official

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Related

Video

Dirty Campaigning

Commentary

Findings

  • 2015-11-05 For The Republican Far Right Facts and Reason Are Irrelevant (via)
  • 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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