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  •  these folks are the "traditional Republicans" too (3+ / 0-)
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    blue aardvark, a2nite, VPofKarma

    They're the truest elitists because they think that rabble rousing (whether on the right or the left) is the worst thing anyone can do.  They affect being Classical scholars and wring their hands about the horrors of "mob rule" and view small-'d' democracy as the gateway drug where people just vote for what they want (rather than what conservatives think they ought to have) and eventually will get drunk on power and pandering and just take what they want.

    They never liked the Democratic Party because even in the days of the racist Dixiecrats, it was the Democrats who put themselves in the camp of the "common man" and his interests and aspirations.  They're people who'd prefer that the common man not know his interests and not have aspirations.

    Their position is that Republican Party is doing [mostly] the right things for [mostly] the wrong reasons because liberal influence over how people see themselves and the world is now so pervasive that it's actually managed to corrupt the right wing as well.  Thus they regard most Republican voters as grasping hysterical children who'd be right at home in the Democratic Party except their tribalistic and totemistic politics of fear and desire is thankfully still directed at the old symbols and values.

    Domestic politics is the continuation of civil war by other means.

    by Visceral on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 12:32:25 PM PST

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