Even while the GOP and the billionaires that back them become more exposed in their strategies for manipulating American politics, they keep on pushing the envelope. The lies they propagate through Limbaugh, Hannity, Boehner, and McConnell are the spray epoxy on their house of cards. Even though they keep on painting themselves into corners on issues like women's reproductive rights and the demonizing of public workers, they have an effective strategy: build more corners.
That's why every day there has to be a new crisis, a new outrage, and most importantly, a new reason why their base is made to feel that THEY are different from US. Using religion or veiled racism, these Republo-fascists in power feed Rush and his wanna-be's the exact terminology to make every issue completely black and white with no shades of gray possible. Pride and ego feed on absolutism, and that's just what billionaires like the Koch brothers with their superPACs and ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, need to keep power.
It's a simple equation. Spread hate and division and they can cut the social safety net with impunity. Give the poor a huge dose of disillusionment and despair, and they'll give up hope. There goes a growing chunk of the Democratic base.
The billionaires and the tea party religious extremists are unified in their goal: create the Divided States of America. Of course religious zealots see this as an equal partnership where each party gets what the other needs without compromising the other. But as the polarization of wealth increases and more conservatives discover firsthand the shortcomings of a weakened safety net, they will get the short end of the stick and little more than a snicker from the monied elite.
They are the patsies. Their religious fervor was used as a means to an end, not an equal goal. The tea party will fade into oblivion when its economic infrastructure is pulled if the billionaires get what they want in 2014: a Republican controlled House and Senate. With that they can completely emasculate President Obama and the Democratic Party and see the White House as a foregone conclusion for their chosen puppet.
They've already tipped the scales through Citizens United and have billions ready to shower on key states. With ALEC they've crimped the Democratic vote through key states' voter photo ID laws. The Republo-fascists are poised for the finish line this November.
Thereafter the Divided States of America can languish in their own folly, while more and more money moves to the top .1%. The third-worlding of America will be complete, and with that, corporate-led power and its ignoring of global climate change will light the fuse on civilization itself.