Explain the rift in the Republican party?

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  • 8 years ago
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    It has been a steady deterioration over decades. In 1964, Rockefeller told them they were too extreme for most Americans and they booed him. Then they lost by a landslide in November. Republican administrations in the '70's and '80's began the shift from a republican democracy to a corporatocracy. Over the years, the 1%ers figured out that they could convince people that the decline of the middle class had nothing to do with them and imply that if they just treated the rich better, they would all become rich themselves. When they had destroyed enough of the middle class to start suffering from the effects of the loss of consumer base, they needed to come up with a way to keep government money flowing into their coffers, so they decided to convince people that the real source of their problems were welfare recipients, illegal aliens, gays, unions, etc. Focusing on differences divided the country but still did not give them complete dominance. In fact, the reaction against Bush that got Obama elected showed them that they had a long way to go. So they founded and funded the Tea Party to give some people the belief that they could make a difference by going to Congress and paralyzing the government. And they switched from financial motivations to social ones, drawing in people who would not ordinarily support them by accusing one group of people of killing babies and allowing gays to marry, a complete abomination.

    Now, as usual, they have been hoist on their own petard. The creature they fielded has begun to take over and further radicalize the party, which is turning off the rest of the nation. So they have a party that is divided between those who are actual fiscal conservatives and want smaller government and those who are only interested in fiscal responsibility if it is based on the backs of the poor and who want a government that will increase its power into the private lives of citizens.

    What the end will be is anybody's guess.

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  • 8 years ago

    There is a rift younger Republicans are not conservative enough, Some Republicans such as Olympia Snow is a liberal no where near Republican. Brown not much better, the whole Northeast some call themselves Republicans without an ounce of Conservatism. The Candidates are being Played by the Ideological Media of the Liberals pitting them against each other. Sure there is a Rift. I can see clearly the Socialist Democratic party starting to form. Every year the Democrats are community organizing with minorities and getting stronger offering entitlements and jobs that people don't have to work, and this is making the Democratic Socialist party stronger.

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  • 8 years ago

    The rift in the Republican party is Establishment (old school RINO republicans) against New school TEA Party real Republicans.

    The deficit spending Republicans against the Deficit cutting Republicans.

    Bob Dole, Both Bushes, John McCain, Mitt Romney, John Boehner, Establishment Republicans.

    Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, Rick Santorium, TEA Party Republicans.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The regular Republican Party was losing support. Along comes the Tea Party, partly grassroots and partly funded by rich Republicans like the Koch Brothers. The regular Reps decide that it would be good to get the Tea Party to join their party so they would have more energy and more numbers.

    But...sadly...like the woman who invited the snake into the house, they soon found that the snake was about to eat them. Now that they have sold their soul to the Tea Party, the regular party is driving itself off a right-wing cliff and no one can stop it. They brought about their own ruin.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Simple; the party has been infested with liberals for a long time now and they are trying to squeeze the real conservatives out.

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  • 8 years ago

    There are the moderates, the smart conservatives who actually want to move the country and the economy forward, and the extremist Tea Party - minded randical shits who follow their faith and rigid social codes that will lead us into wars.

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  • Bill
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    8 years ago

    the people in the Rep party want Ron Paul, but the leaders of the party try to block him every chance they get and we are pissed.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    There is none. We are in the middle of a presidential primary.

    This happens every four years, in case you haven't been paying attention.

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  • 8 years ago

    what "rift", it's nothing but a figment of you liberals grossly misinformed imaginations..

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Neo-cons and non.

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