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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 04:25 PM
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Andrew Sullivan's take on today's Repub party - they are anachists not conservatives
Worth the read, no matter what you think of Sully

America's Cold Civil War

22 Jul 2011 08:14 PM
America's Cold Civil War

The Republican refusal to countenance any way to raise revenues to tackle the massive debt incurred largely on their watch and from a recession which started under Obama's predecessor makes one thing clear. They are not a political party in government; they are a radical faction that refuses to participate meaningfully in the give and take the Founders firmly believed should be at the center of American government. They are not conservatives in this sense. They are anarchists.

Their fiscal anarchism has now led to their threat to destabilize and possibly upend the American and global economy because they refuse to compromise an inch. They control only one part of the government, and yet they hold all of it hostage.

more...
http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/07/america...
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 04:28 PM
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1. That was interesting. Financial Anarchists. Rings true.
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 04:29 PM
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2. Economic terrorists.
Willing to cause economic devastation to achieve political power.
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 04:31 PM
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3. Nope. They are radical oligarchal reactionaries. Sullivan reveals his ignorance of anarchism.
Or, at the very least, he's bought into the MSM S-C-A-R-R-Y characterization of activism fueled by COINTELPRO "activists" actions.
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reformist2 Donating Member (998 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 05:02 PM
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7. This.

I'm surprised at Andrew. He's usually smarter than that.
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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 04:32 PM
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4. What did the Anarchists ever do to him? nt
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 04:38 PM
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5. FINALLY someone figures it out
CNN calls them "conservatives," but we are NOT dealing with conservatives, but rather wild-eyed extremists
who follow no specific political philosophy other than "I got mine, you fuck off." Man, in other words, should
cease to be a social animal. Indeed: anarchists.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 04:42 PM
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6. Thanks. Rec n/t
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