Exposing the ugly truth
about the Republican Party's diabolical plot to replace constitutional democracy with an oligarchic
It's the only rational explanation!
Why does the Republican Party zealously pursue policies so obviously counter to the best interests of ordinary Americans?
It can only be
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Since the New Deal, Republicans have been on the wrong side of every issue of concern to ordinary Americans; Social Security, the war in Vietnam, equal rights, civil liberties, church- state separation, consumer issues, public education, reproductive freedom, national health care, labor issues, gun policy, campaign-finance reform, the environment
and tax fairness. No political party could remain so consistently wrong by accident.
The only rational conclusion is that, despite their cynical "family values" propaganda, the Republican Party is a criminal conspiracy to betray the interests of the American people
in favor of plutocratic and corporate interests, and absolutist religious groups.
Why? Because they're evil GOP bastards!
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A tight Democratic primary race where nobody clinches the nomination early will delay the implementation of our campaign strategy -- we won't know who to smear.
At the root, grouse media hosts are expert liars -- lying through omission and oversimplification. Is it just a coincidence that virtually all grouse media explicitly serves the GOP political agenda? Not likely.
In this political/economic environment, it's easy for the moderately bright but ethically deficient to make a gen-
erous living advocating for the interests of the wealthy. Just look to the success of right-wing hacks like Ann Coulter, Laura Ingram, David Horowitz, et al. All they have to do is articulate political positions that aid the GOP and their wealthy patrons -- such as arguing
against obviously beneficial policies like universal single-payer health care, public education and Social Security -- which can only be financed by progressive taxation on the rich.
GOP flacks must be clever enough (except the "useful idiots" who actually believe the propaganda) to spin an argument that good is bad and bad is good -- and immoral enough to knowingly screw the vast majority of their fellow citizens.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that there are lucrative employment opportunities and political patronage galore for anyone willing to tout for the nobles -- but not much for those representing the interests of the bottom 95%.
As we've noted here at evilGOPbastards, the Republican Party's first and only governing principle is the protection of the wealth and privilege of America's hereditary aris-
tocracy. Gun laws, abortion, prayer in schools, affirmative action -- all those issues just preserve the electoral demo-
graphics required to maintain the GOP's lock on political power in order to serve the interests of the richest 5% of the population.
In 2000, 50% of the electorate voted either Democrat or Green, yet there are few left-wing ideologues to be found on commercial airwaves. This should prove that the pre- valence of right-wing political propaganda in the media can't possibly be due to market forces alone.
Even more alarming, there seems to be a pattern devel- oping of cash subsidies to "independent" journalists. Recent revelations about George Will's $25,000 per diem from media baron Conrad Black and Howard Kurtz's wife's lucrative GOP consulting contracts may be the tip of a very disturbing ethical iceberg.
How many other "journalists" are on the GOP payroll directly or indirectly?
As egregious as this seems, press corruption has to be considered as an explanation for the savaging Al Gore received during the 2000 elections, while George W. Bush got -- and continues to get -- a free "see no evil" pass from our so-called media watchdogs. Mere stupidity can't explain it.
We can only hope that someday soon, brave journalists
in the tradition of Edward R. Murrow will jeopardize their careers but serve their nation by at long last publicly proclaiming the truth that the emperor has no clothes, and that the GOP has been shamelessly screwing the vast majority of the American people for years.
"Grouse media" and the GOP propaganda machine
In the 2000 presidential election,
Al Gore's popular vote tally was quite remarkable -- remarkable in that thousands of radio stations coast-to-coast did nothing but broadcast Republican Party talking points day-in and day-out, 24/7. This "unfair and imbalanced" media onslaught continues to this day.
There is no liberal counterbalance
in the "objective" press, i.e., media that does not explicitly advocate
for a political ideology. For the most part, major corporate media's prime duty is only to their bottom line -- even though that bottom line can
be in conflict with the interests of a majority of their readers/listeners/
viewers (such as the media black-
out on pending FCC rule changes permitting greater corporate consolidation).
Big media naturally becomes aligned with the Republican Party, which is slavishly devoted to corp-
orate and other big-money intere-
sts. As if major media's financial interests weren't enough of a deterrent for truly objective news and opinion, the big-media pundit-
ocracy has become part of the economic elite that the GOP so faithfully serves. Can there be any confusion as to why there is no explicit advocacy for the interests
of the middle and lower classes?
While there is no major-media advocacy for the interests of the vast majority of the American people, there is a surfeit, glut and overabundance of opinion and "news" supporting the interests
of the rich and powerful -- taking
the form of overt GOP propaganda. Propaganda is the only word to accurately describe the "Demo-
crats bad / Republicans good" mantra repeated ad nauseum on thousands of AM radio stations
and increasingly on more and
more cable TV "news" shows.
Imagine if there were a network
of a thousand AM radio stations broadcasting left-wing ideology
and propaganda -- or indeed, TV networks broadcasting "news" shows that only denigrated Repub-
licans and praised Democrats. Would the Republicans be able to maintain their stranglehold on all three branches of our federal government? They'd be lucky to survive as a viable political party -- and that's the point. Liberals are facing an overwhelming tsunami
of right-wing propaganda, the quan-
tity and volume are enough to drown-out any attempt at rational discourse.
Consider the upcoming 2004 presidential election. That George W. Bush has presided over a net loss in job numbers (comparable only to Herbert Hoover in the Great Depression); that he lied us into an unnecessary war in Iraq that has cost over 500 American lives, maimed thousands more and has expended hundreds of billions of dollars while diverting military and intelligence assets from the war against Al Qaeda; that he has enacted ruinous tax cuts for the
rich that have transformed a healthy surplus into a crippling deficit; that he has enacted environmental policies that will increase air and water pollution; and that extra-
constitutional means were utilized to seize power so that all these disastrous policies could be enacted. In light of those disastrous policies, how can this guy even be considered a viable candidate for reelection?
The only explanation is the success of the GOP propaganda machine, coupled with a compliant press that has been too stupid to notice what the hell is going on, or bought off -- paid to look the other way while these guys are wrecking military, economic, environmental and diplomatic havoc.
How does GOP propaganda machine succeed? There are two major factors. First is the "grouse" factor. Right-wing propaganda shows like Limbaugh, Hannity, Scarborough, etc., need a foil to focus their listeners/viewers' anger and outrage. Naturally, the object for anger and outrage will always
be Democrats and liberals. For this tactic to work, complicated issues must be grossly oversimplified to the point of dishonesty. Critical elements of a particular argument must be omitted for the host to present his outrage du jour in terms of black-white and good-bad, in a world where reality is painted in shades of gray and relative good-
ness and badness need to be balanced.
Second, successful propaganda requires that the ignorant be flattered for their innate "common sense," while the knowledgeable are discredited for their elite intellectualism. Between grouse tactics and the flattery strategy poor, blue-collar working stiffs can be convinced that labor unions are bad, that national health care is "socialized medicine," that the "death tax" is an unconscionable burden, and that progressive taxation on the wealthy is "class warfare."
February 1, 2004
Need more proof that the Republicans are evil bastards?
The GOP grand conspiracy begins: the abolition of the "Fairness Doctrine"
If it's about fairness, depend on Republicans to oppose it
Caught on Film: Bush Rhetoric Versus Reality
The October Surprise: The Reagan campaign committed treason against the US to ensure the defeat of Jimmy Carter in 1980, and got away with it
The Florida Republican Recount Riot: A Consortorium report on how paid GOP operatives circumvented the democratic process through mob violence
How heretical cult leader / convicted felon Sun Myung Moon achieved such influence over the Republican Party (and shameless televangelist lackeys like Jerry Falwell)
Bush & Cheney corporate sleaze: The encyclopedia of Harken and Halliburton Scandals
List of influential right-wIng think tanks & foundations
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