There Are all Kinds of Republicans

2016 August 10
by bc3b
  1. Republican Party “leadership,” whose primary goal is to retain power within the party and lucrative positions, but not necessarily win elections
  2. Elected Republican politicians, whose primary goal is to stay in office. Most don’t have any particular philosophy and totally lack principles and ethics
  3. The Republican donor class (Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Paul Singer, etc.), which buys power and influence through campaign contributions. Their goals often run counter to the base
  4. The Republican special interest groups, the US Chamber of Commerce, Wall Street, K Street, lobbyists. etc. who all would sell out the country and its citizens in a heartbeat
  5. Republican consultants and strategists (Mike Murphy, Stuart Stevens, Rick Wilson, etc.), who are primarily liberals but are neither smart nor competent enough to be hired as Democratic strategists. In their view, civility (as related to Democrats, not conservatives) is far more important than winning elections. So, they are making Major League salaries while playing in the Minor Leagues
  6. The moderate and liberal Republicans, who are far closer to Democrats than they are to the conservative base
  7. The so-called Republican intellectuals, who believe the rest of us should listen to them and follow their every word
  8. The “kool kid” Republicans, mostly under 35, who practice “group think” and get very upset if one of their ranks (e.g. nut-job bed partner or former bed partner) is offended. They are socially liberal and view social conservatives as Neanderthals. Peer acceptance (by either so-called conservative or liberal peers) is of utmost importance. Their greatest fear is that anyone might view them as the least bit racissst, bigoted or homophobic
  9. Neocon Republicans (e.g. Kristol and Hayes), who want to nation-build and to be policemen to the world as long as children other than theirs are cannon-fodder
  10. Conservative purists, who get erections when the words “constitutional conservatism” are spoken and push things like Convention of the States, which will probably never happen, but could likely backfire if it did. They are far more interested in cloaking themselves in “constitutional conservatism” than they are in the future of the country and doing constructive things to stop the rot
  11. Fast-buck Republicans who use conservatism as a means of hawking their books, their father’s books and dozens of scams. Many fast-buck conservatives also belong in one of the other Republican types
  12. Finally, there are Pragmatic Conservative Republicans who are nationalistic and truly interested in stopping the nation’s decay. They typically support the most conservative Republican possible. Unlike most other republican groups, they have limits on the left and won’t support/vote for Republicans like Mark Kirk, Miss Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins

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34 Responses leave one →
  1. 2016 August 10 6:16 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    With a disjointed group like that, it’s difficult to win elections or have a functional party.

  2. 2016 August 10 6:23 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    1,

    Very True. But the Dims are even worse. But the Dims figured out a long time ago, to paraphrase ben fanklin — Either we slop together or we don’t slop at all. (Sorry Ben.) GOPers need to learn that lesson.

  3. 2016 August 10 6:28 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    The Democrats are far more unified in philosophy and action. There is no Democrat that votes with the opposition anywhere near where the likes of Kirk, Collins and Graham do.

    There are a multitude of Republicans (including McConnell and Cornyn) who have Heritage Action scores of 50% or less. It’s hard to win or be united if your leadership is working with the enemy.

  4. 2016 August 10 6:30 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    3,

    My error, I was thinking more along the lines of how they hold together to assure the spoils of politics.

  5. 2016 August 10 6:40 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Susan Collins should be #6

  6. 2016 August 10 6:41 pm
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    Eph permalink

    BC,

    Great post.

    The Highly Homo Republicans are going to be pissed

  7. 2016 August 10 6:43 pm
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    Eph permalink

    10 and 11 are pretty much the same

  8. 2016 August 10 6:46 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Some belong in multiplr groups (Collins, Ayotte, Alexander, Graham, McCain, McConnell, Cornyn, Kirk, Capito, Burr, Hoeven, Murkowski, Hatch, Cochran, Portman, etc.

    According to the Heritage Action rating system, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren rate higher than Collins and Kirk. Think about that for a moment.

    http://www.heritageactionscorecard.com/members

    Republicans are never criticized for supporting Democrats. They come under attack for being too conservative.

  9. 2016 August 10 6:49 pm
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    Eph permalink

    BC,

    Funny b/c Ayotte, Toomey, and Johnson are all going to lose this November. All RINOs

  10. 2016 August 10 6:50 pm
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    Eph permalink

    If McCain survives the primary he wins only because Kirkpatick is a left coast liberal.

  11. 2016 August 10 6:55 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    10 and 11 are pretty much the same

    True, but Mark Levin and Glenn Beck have been such assholes, I wanted to give them special recognition. You could add Rush Limbaugh’s teas and other get-rich schemes.

  12. 2016 August 10 7:02 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Ayotte at 27% from that list. LOL!

  13. 2016 August 10 7:06 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Huelskamp, rated at the top, was a victim of his own “Never Trump” stupidity

  14. 2016 August 10 7:20 pm
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    mulletover permalink

    NeverTrumpers have achieved a whole new level of stupidity.

    It’s so extreme , it can’t even be measured.

  15. 2016 August 10 7:30 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Mullet –

    There are a lot of #NeverTrumpers in every group except #12

  16. 2016 August 10 7:43 pm
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    Eph permalink

    What Republican falls into #12?????

  17. 2016 August 10 7:45 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Mull,

    My theory is that the NeverTrumpers are still pissed that Romney lost. This is their way of “getting even”

  18. 2016 August 10 8:09 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    What Republican falls into #12?????

    Me, likely you and the rest of the BJGers.

    I loathed Romney, but voted for him because Obama is so bad for the country. I voted for NcCain, hoping he would become inxapicated and Palin would ne President.

  19. 2016 August 10 8:13 pm
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    Eph permalink

    BC,

    A ton of GOP Senators below 50% on that list

  20. 2016 August 10 8:13 pm
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    Eph permalink

    I voted for McCain for the same reason. Haha

  21. 2016 August 10 8:26 pm
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    mulletover permalink

    One thing about NeverTrumpers…..

    They do look good in their Hillary tee shirts .

  22. 2016 August 11 5:04 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    About 1/3 of GOP senators vote liberal at least half of the time, yet there is never any criticiam of them.

    How can you have any unity when that many senators (including your two senate leaders support thr opposition at lesat 50% of the time?

  23. 2016 August 11 5:48 am
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    JBoz permalink

    Checkers vs chess. Dems/Progs have all read Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”, and routinely put these concepts into practice. Most in the GOP hasn’t, and are mostly concerned with feathering their own nests and getting reelected. GOP is thinking ahead maybe one election cycle, while the Dems/Progs are playing the long game, and have the patience to implement strategies that take decades to pay off.

  24. 2016 August 11 6:12 am
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    justrand permalink

    The Democrat Party BUYS the “allegiance” of the splinter groups THEY create by dividing Americans into smaller and smaller units…each unit AGGRIEVED because of [insert grievance]. And each AGGRIEVED unit is promised [insert payoff] if they will suck it up and support whomever the Dems throw at them.

    And then along comes Trump. He is trying to appeal to Americans AS A WHOLE.

    Naturally the media/Dems/Progressives (same folks) FEAR this…just as Yamamoto knew that the fractured American political landscape of 1940 would change once Japan attacked. And it did.

    IF Americans start thinking of themselves as AMERICANS first (without a “-“) then the Left is doomed. Hence the election this year is YUUUUGE! (for all of us)

  25. 2016 August 11 6:30 am
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    Eph permalink

    RAS

    Bullary 43
    Trump 40

    Re-bump!

  26. 2016 August 11 6:32 am
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    bc3b permalink

    But JR, the Dems are almost all on the same team. Click on the link in post 8 and note how many Republican senators vote against Heritage goals (e.g. with the Dems) the majority of the time.

    The “worst” Democrat is Colin Peterson of Minnesota who votes liberal 64% of the time. The “worst” Republican is Mark Kirk, who votes conservative 15% of the time.

  27. 2016 August 11 7:41 am
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    stop calling them never trump they are AlwaysHillary.

    BTW – Newsmax TV joins the rest of the media, yanks all editorial control from Dennis Michael Lynch and boots him off the air. Great way to get viewers for a fledgling channel huh.

    http://www.thewrap.com/newsmax-host-dennis-michael-lynch-is-pulled-off-the-air-for-defending-fox-news/

  28. 2016 August 11 7:58 am
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    justrand permalink

    p.s. I have a ‘Price of Freedom’ coming up later today or early tomorrow based on my comment #24 above. 🙂

  29. 2016 August 11 8:07 am
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    27 – As I’ve said before we’re being out-bred.

  30. 2016 August 11 8:09 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    The ‘Hood. Definately NSFW — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDt56Z0-peY

  31. 2016 August 11 8:39 am
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    justrand permalink

    Exactly, KH, across the globe the “3rdWorld” people (regardless of where they actually live) are out-breeding the “1stWorld”.

    It’s a damn effective method of invasion…especially when you make the “1st World” feel ASHAMED of being successful, and convince them that THEY are the reason we’re not all one big happy world already.

    The goal of the Left remains what it has been since Marx: a TWO-tier Society…RULING Class and SUBJUGATED Proletariat. Of course, they put a 🙂 on it these days.

  32. 2016 August 11 8:49 am
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    justrand permalink

    Drdog, that is absolutely NSFW…but just as absolutely spot-on!

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