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Brian Ross

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief , TheRossGroupFT LLC

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Is the conservative movement at a point of historic realignment that will dump or marginalize the Republican Party?

My contention, which I put forth at my blog (truth-2-power.com) is that elitist America, from the Federalists to the Whigs to the Republicans goes through cycles that align with swings in their political power that create the kind of pro-wealth policies that lead to overheating one or more sectors of the economy, its ultimate melt-down, and re-assumption of control by the populists of whatever monicker that the day calls them.

Well before the mainstream media got there, I have documented the sources who fund major political movements in the GOP, and the very un-Civil War inside the party.

The problem for the GOP is that both factions are extremist. The Necons represent the military-industrial sub-class of American fascism and the Libertarian/Koch/Norquist faction are the Taft "robber-baron" fascists straight out of the 19th century, or, as we refer to them, the "Dead Billionaires Club".

The moderates are purged in the primaries. Sen. Dick Lugar (R-In) is the latest example. They do this even when it undermines the mainstream connections to the electorate.

Historically this is with precedent. Hard-liners in the GOP will rationalize 2010 and their true belief in the message and not move much. Which leaves everyone from Chris Christie to purgees like Charlie Crist looking at 32-35% of the electorate that is fiscally conservative but not socially so, and thinking there is a win in disavowing the power structures of the GOP.

They won't go quietly into the night, ergo a high likelihood that a new conservative party will emerge and send the extremist GOP into the history books.

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  • Nov 26 2012: The Republicans are finished as a realistic option for the American electorate because all they have to offer is wishful thinking, dogmatic, wind-the-clock-back BS. Romney managed to alienate half the voters in one go, on more than one occassion; ie women, in one instance, non-rich people on another. The demographic has changed beyond recognition ( to a Republican ) in the USA. They blew billions preaching to the choir and completely failed to realise that the America of the near future wil be predominantly non-white and non-"traditional". Taking legal control of women's bodies, divorcing gay couples by Constitutional Amendment, making life "so uncomfortable" for upwards of 10 000 000 illegal aliens that they "self deport" ? What is that if it isn't living in the past?
    Add to all that the obscene wealth of that asset-stripping sociopath and honest, upright, working people were supposed to believe he feels their pain? Incredible! He has no clue what ordinary people go through to try and make it work. ( Oh, and - if you're a girly -" be home in time to make dinner".)
    Those dinosaurs need to die off before their party stands any chance of election.

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