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They have done an outstanding job of representing the class interests of the one percent at the expense of the 99 percent, often bringing along with them some 45-50 percent of the American public whose interests are NOT served by Republican policy, but who get hoodwinked into supporting the Republicans by effectively manipulating the quite legitimate feelings of alienation most people in capitalist society into anger at the poor, the powerless, homosexuals, women's empowerment, immigrants, minorities, and liberals.
Backed by huge amounts of financial resources, the Republicans have managed to become a near-majority party serving the interests of the super-rich. It's an amazing record of success for a horrible cause.