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  •  GW Bush's coalition is the big loser here... (2+ / 0-)
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    The evangelicals are not welcome in public campaigns by the GOP anymore (even though they still get what they want from the party as a whole).  They've been forced out of GOP messaging campaigns.  Now, the neocons are officially persona non grata with the public, too.  I suspect they'll be official relegated to the GOP closet like their evangelical friends soon enough.


    by LordMike on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 10:57:42 AM PDT

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    •  I don't necessarily agree (4+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, LordMike, ArkDem14, jncca

      Perhaps the most touted Republican candidate for Senate of this entire cycle is Rep. Tom Cotton, who is an evangelical neoconservative.

      The most touted Republican candidate for Senate in 2010, now-Sen. Marco Rubio, is...drumroll evangelical neoconservative.

      Libertarianism -- or more accurately Paulism, which is basically evangelical libertarianism/anarcho-syndicalism ("small government", but socially conservative and anti-secular) -- has become a much stronger force in the Republican Party than it used to, but I often think that's more a function of having a Democratic president (isn't hating the very idea of government a convenient way to justify obstructing and opposing him at every turn?) and will quickly fade back to the fringes as soon as a Republican wins the White House.

      Pragmatic progressive. Oregonian, Cascadian, and American. Keeper of the DKE glossary.

      by SaoMagnifico on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 03:06:01 PM PDT

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