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about the Republican Party's diabolical plot to replace constitutional democracy with an oligarchic
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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
because they're...
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Daniel Pipes
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the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace
With this nomination, Dub demonstrated his utter contempt for the USIP.
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!
Republicanoids  continued
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How can the sociopathic policies of the Republicanoids  (as opposed to rational Republicans, derided as RINOs - (Republicans In Name Only by GOP wingnuts) be explained?  And equally puzzling, why do these policies receive electoral approval from groups directly harmed by them (assuming the Republicanoids aren't just stealing elections)?

Republicanoids are intensely ideological, with an ideology based on the simple notion that government is all bad and free enterprise is all good. In a rational society, good government and the free-enterprise system wouldn't be mutually exclusive concepts. But in the Republicanoid worldview, good government (again,
"good" being policies that benefit ordinary citizens) is a conspiracy by the rabble to dilute the wealth and power of those who really matter -- the plutocrats that are, not coincidentally, the very group funding the GOP political machine. Every other GOP policy is superfluous to this fact. Of course, they shamelessly throw panderous sops to the ultra-religious, the gun-nuts, the racists, etc., but this is only to maintain the electoral demographics required to protect their true constituency.

More than any other psychological trait, the Republicanoids can be characterized as being confrontational. It is the essence of their being. This personality trait makes them effective debaters on TV and highly charged political activists. And apparently, "angry white males" identify with the Republicanoids' chest-thumping bluster.  Through brilliant GOP propaganda, the "angry white males" directed their previously unfocused hostility onto the Democratic
Party, minorities, women's groups, the ACLU, the
French, and the other usual suspects.

Combined with the Republicanoids' impulse for confron-
tation is a sense of absolutist righteousness. Since they know their ideology is the "one true faith," any means to achieve their ideological goals are justifiable -- as eviden-
ced by the Supreme Court's blatantly partisan "selection" of George W. Bush in the 2000 election. In many re-
spects, the GOP is becoming more of a cult than a political party.

In contrast, liberalism is not an ideology, but a pragmatic approach to governance with an emphasis on "fairness" and "compassion" (the real kind, not the GOP slogan). While Republicanoid histrionics and hyperbole are more entertaining (the liberals' cerebral explanations of com-
plex social and economic forces are way too compli-
cated and long-winded for TV and radio, and how many voters read a newspaper?) it's been liberal initiatives that have actually improved the lives of average citizens.

Despite the GOP's current success, liberals and moderates should take comfort in one aspect of the Republicanoids' psychology. Being as confrontational
as they are, they ultimately draw their sharp daggers on each other over minor philosophical differences. This phenomenon can currently be seen in the very right-
wing, very influential Club for Growth's attack ads on Republican Senators Snowe and Voinovich for their sensible resistance to the Bush tax-cut plan. 

Ultimately, Republicanoids will be powerless to resist
the impulse to "Gingrich" each other, since as the sole governing party they'll have to answer -- with no scape-
goats -- for the chaos and pain their policies will create.
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Republicanoids, and Why They're Such Evil Bastards
Amidst all the post-Iraq war afterglow of triumphalism (never mind that the casus belli repeated mantra-like by the Busheviks -- weapons of mass destruction --
so far seem to have been as the Iraqis claimed, non-existent), I'd like to take this opportunity to answer the question frequently posed by readers: Why are the Republicans such evil bastards?

It's not a question of "hate" as so many of my kook-right critics charge (perhaps I'll add a page of their scatological emails someday), but simple, objective observation and analysis.

First, it'll be instructive to define what political "good" is. "Good" in the political sense is policies that provide the most benefit to the most people. Conversely, politic-
ians that knowingly oppose "good" policies must be described as "evil."

The policies of the oft-slandered
Bill Clinton were "good" in that most Americans experienced real benefits -- lowered unemployment and higher wages, less crime at home, and peace abroad. By this standard, Bill Clinton exhibited much more "political morality"
than either his GOP predecessors or successor.

President Clinton's greatest politi-
cal failure, a national health-care plan, was not due to either the quality of his efforts or a dispute over the necessity for such a program, but was the result of a deceptive mega-million dollar ad campaign by the insurance indus-
try, and sleazy Republican politi-
cians willing to do their bidding
-- a quid pro quo in our system of legal bribery through campaign contributions. 

How can opposition to a system
of reduced costs and universal access (as in every other develo-
ped nation on the planet) be characterized as anything less than "evil"?

The war is Iraq is another example of "evil" GOP policies.  Regime change in Iraq was not even on the political radar until after Labor Day 2002 -- in the home stretch of the mid-term campaign season.  Suddenly (and suspiciously), Saddam's threat to the civilized world was such an imminent danger that immediate military action was required.  That the Busheviks were forced to offer fabricated evidence to support their claims, that the allies that enthu-
siastically supported us in our justified campaign in Afghanistan were repelled by the false asser-
tions and threats used to cajole the "coalition of the willing" (is Fiji still on that list?), that untold numbers of innocents were to be killed or maimed did not matter. Political hay needed to be made and fast -- and the rubes fell for it.  Making war for purely domestic political reasons is "evil." 

How about the environment?  Surely, nobody can be for polluted water and air -- at least anybody who isn't "evil." But of course, Republicans apparently believe they don't breathe the same air and drink the same water as we plebs.  When their corporate benefactors command, GOP politicians comply -- and to hell with the kids getting cancer from industrial pollutants. Evil.

Then there's the latest proposal from the Bush economic team to abolish the time-honored practice of time-and-a-half overtime pay for working more than 40 hours a week. Seriously, this idea has been floated and hasn't been shot down yet.  Being sold as a "family friendly" policy to allow comptime instead of overtime, the essence of this scam is to place low-ceilings for wages to "exempt" workers from the overtime pay requirement while making the comptime option strictly at the convenience of the employer -- not the worker. Seeing as how this will rob millions of workers of overtime pay while potentially increasing work weeks to as many hours the employer wants, how can this be defined as anything other than "evil"?  The GOP should label this the Arbeit Macht Frei Employment Act.

And of course there's the Bush tax plan -- a massive redistribution of wealth from the poor and middle classes to the very wealthy.  Ultimately, this will increase the federal deficit to the point where popular programs like Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid will become financially untenable (which is probably the real motive). This policy is so obviously and egregiously "evil" that I won't belabor the point now, except as further evidence of evil GOP bastardy.

One has to wonder how these evil bastards can sleep at night.  Apparently vast amounts of cash and the rationalization -- that if
"the people" are so willfully stupid as to credulously believe GOP propaganda, they deserve all the hardship and misfortune they get -- can salve their guilty consciences.