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  •  That's not bad at all. (9+ / 0-)

    Banksters and Business Republicans are synonyms. There's maybe a handful of Business Representatives from religious communities who are solid enough to vote to rein in the corporate banksters. Not much more than a handful.

    Dominionists and their Mormon partners intersect strongly with this Bircher Republican clast.

    I took the "Bircher" nomenclature in deference to the prime directive of political science: Follow The Money. The Kochs founded the John Birch Society, financed propaganda for these concepts all through the last 60 years, and put huge amounts of money into the Birchers' campaigns.

    The John Birch Society predates Heritage, AEI and the like -- the Powell System think tanks -- by 20 years. Dominionist organizations are recent creations by comparison.

    "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

    by bontemps2012 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 05:14:40 AM PST

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    •  There is overlap, but (1+ / 0-)
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      the possibility of division there is interesting.
      For a while I've referred to the Birchers as TeaBaggers (hey, they chose it, not me). And to the Business Republicans as Corporate Lackeys. The Dominionists are the Jeebus faction, mostly hangovers from the Reagan years and the Abortion fight. Some of them really ARE Dominionists. That is, they really do want to install a theocracy here, by whatever means necessary and have deeply infiltrated the Military, Onward Christian Soldiers kinda thing.
      The main thing with the Jeebus crowd is that they gave their support to the GOP and didn't get the results they wanted, Abortion is still legal, DOMA is unenforceable and going down, prayer in schools is still unconstitutional, et cetera. So as a political force, the Jeebus crowd are very frustrated with electoral politics as a whole and their activism in this arena is fading. That was why the GOP needed a new handle to rally their footsoldiers with, hence TeaBaggers.
      These same people bear a strong resemblance to Nixon's Silent Majority too.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 09:33:09 AM PST

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      •  Prayer in schools is not unconstitutional. (1+ / 0-)
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        Doing it as an organized school event is.

        Otherwise, you've got a bull's eye if you want to ignore Follow The Money.

        My take is that this is a "Birch Society Republican" phenomenon because the big money behind it is the same family money that has financed the Birch Society. And they push the same slogans and agenda.

        Same level of enforced stupidity, too.

        "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

        by bontemps2012 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 04:49:52 PM PST

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    •  It's the Dominionists who are threatening (1+ / 0-)
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      elected officials on every level w/being primaried. The Heritage Foundation (read Koch's) just hired away Jim DeMint from the Senate (as he was their teabag leader in the Senate) to specialize the foundation in selecting officials at ALL levels w/primarying if they don't toe the line.
      Included w/the Koch's are many other billionaires such as the Coors, de Vos's, Peterson's, Simmons', Scaifes and many of the Texas oils billionaires.  The religious billionaires contributed far more to to republics at all levels. Please don't underestimate the hundreds of millions they pore into radio, think tanks, elections, every year, not just once every four years.  The banksters are second class when it comes to how much they use for bribes.

      •  Between the billionaires, The Family, (0+ / 0-)

        Dominionists, LDS, the top dozen Fundie sects, and this/that/whatever there's no shortage of authoritarian anti-democracy creeps.

        They're born getting their asses licked.

        "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

        by bontemps2012 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 12:05:12 PM PST

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