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DougJ notices that the party of big business has suddenly grown hostile to big business.

The days of pro-business conservatism are over now. The US Chamber of Commerce begged Republican Congressmen to support the stimulus package to no avail. Conservatives are actively rooting for the liquidation of automakers and banks, with "Let them fail" replacing "drill baby drill" as a rallying cry. And that’s when they’re not urging us to boycott Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Notes for supporting the United Pastry Jihad.

And while this might be a bit surprising, it's really all part of the same pattern of a party who systematically has betrayed all of its allies.

Republicans once called themselves the party of Lincoln. Then they began to use opposition to Civil Rights as a staple of their "southern strategy". They once described themselves as defenders of freedom. Then they started supporting wiretapping and the suspension of habeas corpus rights. They once called themselves pro-business. Now they laugh at American companies that face bankruptcy.

Another reason Michael Steele says no one trusts his party anymore.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sat Feb 28, 2009 at 03:00 PM PST.

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