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GOP? What GOP?
American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2011 | Bruce A. Riggs

Posted on 05/12/2011 4:45:53 PM PDT by neverdem

With the 2012 presidential election fast-approaching, one has to wonder if the Grand Old Party will again manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The Obama regime has certainly greased the skids for a GOP win but will the Republican National Committee (RNC) engineer another defeat as it did with candidacies of McCain and Dole?

The core problem is that the GOP is a philosophically schizoid entity. It's effectively two parties: middle-American conservatives and internationalist RINO's (Republican's in name only) casting one shadow. Conservatives are nationalists who adhere to Constitutional principles emphasizing individual liberty and limited government.

The RINO wing is more likely to have offshore business interests so their allegiance to American national sovereignty gets diluted by internationalist concerns. Or so it appears from their diffidence and general passivity regarding adherence to our Constitutional protections. Indifference to, or even support for, illegal immigration is a current example.

The generally wealthier, well-connected RINO's have long dominated the GOP via the RNC which provides support to those candidates it favors. Traditionally those candidates have been those who have loyally toed the "don't-rock-the-boat" RINO party-line. So proven RINO geezers (think Bob Dole) totter on to the campaign trail while talented young-lion Constitutional-conservatives are sent to the back of the bus to pay their dues and do what they're told.

For the GOP then, time in the trenches and a bland, passive "centrism" seem to replace any articulate, energetic, explicative endorsement or vigorous defense of our nation's Constitutional principles. No, it's all about getting majorities and committee chairmanships to steer pork to the ‘right' places. Anyone willing to put an (R) after their name will help to get those all-important Congressional majorities regardless of their personal ideology. Liberals who can't find space on the Democrat roster have learned they can get elected running as a Republican (e.g.; Arlen Specter; Dede Scozzafava) The RINO is born.

And what are we to make of a John McCain who co-authors a prima facie unconstitutional campaign finance reform bill which, incredibly, gets signed into law by then-President G.W. Bush, with key provisions eventually being struck down by the courts?

The GOP characteristically drifts feebly in thrall of a controversy-phobic "leadership" allowing the focused firepower of an agenda-driven Left to further its goal of  "...fundamentally transforming America". Incredibly, the splintered GOP seems blind, or just indifferent, to the Gramscian subversion that has been allowed to pollute all aspects of our institutional infrastructure, particularly our education system, which has become little more than a ladder of "what-to-think" indoctrination centers.

So the Left, aided by the GOP and public apathy,  has passively institutionalized such totalitarian behavior-control mechanisms as political correctness; "speech codes"; subjectively and arbitrarily determined "hate crimes"; unconstitutional "affirmative action" quota hiring edicts and the odious hypocrisy of the notorious double standard . Such unconstitutional hypocrisy's just get jammed down the public throat by social activists and colluding politicians.

An invisible but culturally deadly adjunct of this subversive cultural makeover is the poisonous fog of "postmodernism" which began seeping out of socialist Europe (ca 1960) and subsequently diffused throughout the Liberal Arts departments of American universities.  Postmodernism may be best described as an ideological mush intended to rehabilitate the historically failed dogmas of utopian socialism.  The core of postmodernism is the assertion that objective reality and truth do not, indeed cannot, exist and need to be determined arbitrarily by a collectivist ruling elite on a case-by-case basis.  By this "reasoning" socialism has never failed it has just been unfairly judged by the "flawed" standards of "outdated" scientific modernism.

Simply put, postmodernism is the very embodiment of Leftist irrationality.

Virtually every university student for the past twenty-five years or more has been subjected to this Leftist revisionism via an explosion of junk classes (e.g. "gender studies") taught in the liberal arts colleges. From such indoctrination have emerged "situational ethics," "moral relativism," "restorative justice," and related ambiguities which infuse the contemporary Left. Accordingly, that Left has written itself a blank check to just make things up on the fly conveniently advancing  its subversive agenda.

All this is important for the following reasons. First, it makes clear the subjectivity and irrationality of the political Left and the futility of factual argument with its adherents.  The Collectivist Left is no less than a secular religious faith impervious to reasoned argument.  It is a faith dedicated to deconstructing the existing Judeo-Christian ethos on which America was built and replacing it with a global egalitarian socioeconomic homogeneity, aka communism. 

Second, postmodernism's denial of any objective truth effectively defines honesty out of existence.  The "truth" becomes whatever the Left needs at any given moment to advance its authoritarian agenda.  Remember this the next time a Nancy Pelosi or some other Leftist stares wide-eyed into a TV camera and blatantly lies to the American public.

Third, the philosophically conflicted GOP needs to understand how the postmodern Left uses the Hegelian Dialectic as a revolutionary tool to incrementally deconstruct and reshape the existing order of things. The dialectic method fits naturally into political discourse but there are some jokers that the Left slips into its deck of postmodern cards.

One joker is that the political issue du jour is almost always chosen by the pro-active Left to further its always-needy socialist agenda.  Some sort of crisis, real or manufactured, is often used to get public and media attention.  As Rahm Emmanuel, Obama's former chief of staff put it "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."  The "serious crisis" is often an emotional "bait" issue camouflaging what amounts to another political power grab. "Global warming" is one such faux crisis used to disguise nationalizing the oil, gas and related power producing industries and drive another stake into the heart of the free enterprise system.

A most important joker linked to the first, is to emotionalize everything to help generate media-flogged hysteria to provoke immediate action and pass a bill before everyone sobers up.  So we get "drowning" polar bears to get the AGW issue into the school system which is a vast and hugely effective propaganda network.  Meanwhile Al Gore works feverishly to establish carbon credits on the commodities exchange market.  Gore gets richer and Big Brother accrues significantly more power.                                                    

Finally we have the Leftist mantra of "politicize, polarize, demonize and demagogue."  This joker was played most recently in both the Federal Budget debate and the Tucson shootings in which Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was seriously wounded.  In the former instance, Democrats ominously warned us of potentially lunch-less school children; dog food-eating Grandmas; and back-alley abortions by rusty coat hanger among other imagined perils.

We were told by the local sheriff, within hours of the Tucson shooting, that it was the result of hate speech coming from the political Right.  One has to marvel at such an amazing feat of sociological analysis considering the circumstances and time frame. Upon subsequently more rational investigation, the shooter turned out to be a demented loner more attuned to totalitarian ideology than anything else.  But Sarah Palin and the Tea Party got smeared once again so political mission accomplished: Politicize; Polarize; Demonize and Demagogue.

What's important is to understand how the Left uses the dialectic method specifically to shift the debate from the rational to the emotional. The Left, by nature, runs on emotion and innately understands that it's easier to feel than to think.  Emotionalizing issues seduces the unwary and conveniently relieves the Left of any need to provide factual information or logical argument in support of its dismal objectives.  What it does require is a megaphone to generate hysteria.  The corrupt and biased mass Media is more than happy to fill that need.

To what extent the Republican Party is aware of what's been outlined here is uncertain.  What is certain is that the GOP is in desperate need of a philosophical focus to match that of an ideological invader which is relentlessly committed to "fundamentally changing America."  The postmodern ethos makes clear that this adversary does not share the Judeo-Christian ethical values of most Americans. To assume otherwise is sociopolitical suicide.

At stake is no less than the Constitutional soul of America. And that needs to be the Republican Party's focus as 2012 looms. If America lapses into a "Peoples Republic" or some "UN District X" the RINO bourgeoisie will be among the first to feel the collectivist chokehold. Time is running out. 


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gop
We can thank Obama for one thing. He gave us the Tea Party movement none too soon for a GOP that was becoming an empty shell thanks to the ruling class in D.C.
1 posted on 05/12/2011 4:45:59 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem
Interesting that the first Republican to declare his candidacy is the last one I would vote for.

A want to recruit this guy:

I'll even pay for the update to "2012" on his site!

2 posted on 05/12/2011 4:49:15 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (osama gets 72 virgins. We get 72 versions...)
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To: freedumb2003

Oh, Please


3 posted on 05/12/2011 4:52:53 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: truthguy

>>Oh, Please<<

Look at the alternatives! Mercer is my guy, even if he accidentally ran as a democrat!


4 posted on 05/12/2011 4:56:16 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (osama gets 72 virgins. We get 72 versions...)
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To: neverdem

I agree with you. It took the Tea Party to make me realize that I just want Karl Rove to shut up and go away. He personifies the elitist GOP who stand for absolutely NOTHING. At least the Dems are trying to transform the nation into something they believe in. The GOP, by contrast, stand for nothing, fight for nothing and offer their voters NOTHING in return for their votes of confidence. Thank you, Obama, for waking up the public to what was happening before it was too late.


5 posted on 05/12/2011 5:00:26 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: neverdem
At stake is no less than the Constitutional soul of America. And that needs to be the Republican Party's focus as 2012 looms. If America lapses into a "Peoples Republic" or some "UN District X" the RINO bourgeoisie will be among the first to feel the collectivist chokehold. Time is running out.

This is what we FReepers have been saying for a long time.

6 posted on 05/12/2011 5:03:01 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: neverdem

I believe that GWB & Rove started the fire and Obama lit the match.


7 posted on 05/12/2011 5:08:31 PM PDT by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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To: HonestConservative
The GOP might make it if (1) if they don't drag us some old dried out old Fart that has been in the Senate since it was built

(2) Get someone with new ideas, new recommendations about solving our Country's problems.

( 3) Get a doer not some old Fogey that has done nothing but shine their butts in the Senate. I know if will get flamed for this, but when the smoke clears away, I think the best person would be Sarah. Now that you have climbed down off of the light fixture, think about it. She has been Governor of the largest state in the Union, she espouses a program of common sense. She is a pr oven money raiser, I would send her a $ 100.00 even if she isn't running for anything. Let's hear your ideas about who could run and win for the Grand Old Party.

8 posted on 05/12/2011 5:20:53 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Never pass up an opportunity to " Shut Up")
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To: BooBoo1000

Agree completely.


9 posted on 05/12/2011 5:23:06 PM PDT by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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To: neverdem
Not one memtion of the new RNC Chairman?

Do you know his name? ...where he's from? ...his plan for anything?

I have to look it up each I write one of these 'Where's Waldo' post.

10 posted on 05/12/2011 5:26:56 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: neverdem

OK, I’m a little sick of this “blame the RINO” message. RINO’s have been around for as long as politics have been going on. Tring to blame them for what’s happened to GOP today is ridiculous and irresponsible. RINOs have no effect whatsoever on the conservative movement and never will.

The reason the Conservative movement is struggling for control of the GOP is because we lack effective leadership. We lack articulate leadership that not only can “preach to the choir” but also effectively spread the message about why our policies work best to the non-conservative voters. Not since Reagan has there been a nationally effective conservative leader described above. This is especially exemplified given the current field.

If a RINO gets the 2012 nomination, its for the failure that conservatives could not produce the articulate candidate, not some power-trip money-control grip by the National GOP. History has shown when the articulate conservative runs in these races, they win. If one doesn’t win, then they wern’t effective to begin with.


11 posted on 05/12/2011 5:45:05 PM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: neverdem
[Art.] For the GOP then....it's all about getting majorities and committee chairmanships to steer pork to the ‘right' places.

This is absolutely huge, and key to understanding anything about the GOP.

For one thing, it explains why the RNC is secretly in bed with Obamacare -- because it gets health insurance off business's nickel. Because businessmen think, "if only I can get rid of my $4,000,000 health-insurance tab, I'd have $4,000,000 more untaxed profits on my bottom line!"

Whatever business wants, that's what the RNC wants -- and that's been true ever since Lincoln was elected.

12 posted on 05/12/2011 5:45:57 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: neverdem

The tipping point was the government shutdown of 1995. That convinced lots of Republican pols that conservatism is a loser, and we haven’t had a conservative governing majority since.

Also about the same time the neo-cons bought control of the Republican Party, while Soros and Hollywood spent trillions moving the country to the left on social issues.

The result is that we now have two Democratic parties, which only disagree about war, if anything at all. Bush was the first Republican president to have a Republican congress since the Great Depression, and except for war they acted like Democrats.

There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the parties, as one third-party candidate used to say.


13 posted on 05/12/2011 5:45:57 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: parksstp

We haven’t had ANY conservative candidates who had a chance of winning the nomination since the mid-1990’s, let alone an “articulate” one. The Bush administration governed like Democrats.

RINOs control the Republican Party. It’s a Democrat clone.


14 posted on 05/12/2011 5:49:04 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: parksstp
OK, I’m a little sick of this “blame the RINO” message.

If you feel "a little sick" now, drop me a FReepmail and I'll arrange for your family to be called to your bedside ASAP~ ....

Tr[y]ing to blame them for what’s happened to GOP today is ridiculous and irresponsible. RINOs have no effect whatsoever on the conservative movement and never will.

BULL HOCKEY!!!

Go read about "the Compact of Fifth Avenue" and The Making of the President 1964. Then come back and try to peddle that one, if you still care to try.

The bullrush that floored the Reaganauts and everybody else for Poppy Bush in 1988, the noncampaign of 1996, and RiNOfest 2008 are my other prime exhibits. Gaze upon them without gagging, and you're a housefly.

15 posted on 05/12/2011 5:53:34 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: onevoter

Sorry, I cannot call myself a Republican any longer. I am a Conservative. Both Major parties are too red for me.


16 posted on 05/12/2011 5:59:38 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: neverdem; waterhill; ixtl
We can thank Obama for one thing. He gave us the Tea Party movement none too soon for a GOP that was becoming an empty shell thanks to the ruling class in D.C.

Absolutely.

What if by accident McCain/Palin had won?

Where would the economy be right now? Probably pretty close to where it is now.

Where would we stand on illegal immigration? Probably pretty close to where it is now.

Where would we stand on national security(TSA)? Probably pretty close to where it is now.

etc., etc., etc........

This is not a slam against Sarah, I love the woman, but I think we would have been in store for the same old-same old, because Sarah would have been "kept" from being effective in a McCain administration by the powers that be.

Sometimes, things work out the way they are supposed to (((ping))).

17 posted on 05/12/2011 6:03:04 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: HonestConservative; BooBoo1000
Agree completely.

Ditto bump.

That woman is the love child of Theodore Roosevelt out of Annie Oakley, and the direct descendant of Molly Pitcher and Joan of Arc. God bless Sarah Palin!

18 posted on 05/12/2011 6:06:17 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Envisioning
Sarah would have been "kept" from being effective in a McCain administration by the powers that be.

Absolutely! Look whose people were sticking needles in her even during the campaign, and nonstop ever since. Imitated if not led, of course, by the lovely Meghan. <Urp!>

19 posted on 05/12/2011 6:09:27 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
......by the lovely Meghan. Urp!

LoL! Oh wait.....I don't feel so good.....[BRB].....

Love your tagline!

20 posted on 05/12/2011 6:13:30 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: onevoter; lentulusgracchus
It took the Tea Party to make me realize that I just want Karl Rove to shut up and go away. He personifies the elitist GOP who stand for absolutely NOTHING.

lentulusgracchus wrote, "Whatever business wants, that's what the RNC wants -- and that's been true ever since Lincoln was elected."

That's certainlt true, especially for big business. I agreed with the Tea Party movement's emphasis on fiscal conservatism at the time as a tactical expedient. Now the RNC seems to want the social conservatives as well as the Tea Party movement to just shut up and go away.

Maybe it's the atmosphere in D.C. filled with lobbyists? We don't need a third party that will keep the rats in control of the White House. Conservatives need to purge the ruling class out of the GOP.

21 posted on 05/12/2011 6:37:12 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: onevoter; lentulusgracchus

That’s certainly true, especially for big business.

My eyes are going.


22 posted on 05/12/2011 6:41:59 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: parksstp

The rinos control the party... the leadership is rino... they hate us... ask Rush. They are embarrased by us... and in particular their wives find us disgusting. Rush calls them the Party Establishment and their NAG (national association of gals aka N.O.W.) wives.

LLS


23 posted on 05/12/2011 6:48:37 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: Paperdoll

Me too. I stopped calling myself a republican in 2008 after we got McLame to vote for, who had been nothing but a thorn in our sides for years.

I get RNC fundraiser letters all the time. I send the pre-paid return envelope back with love notes to the RNC. Last week I told them just what you said, that I no longer call myself republican and why, and what it will take for them to ever see another penny from me. “No Newt,No Mitt, No Huck” was part of it and “No RINOs”.


24 posted on 05/12/2011 7:59:37 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss.")
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To: Paperdoll

Both Major parties are too red for me.

Agreed. I am becoming small L libertarian mixed with small c conservative.


25 posted on 05/12/2011 8:17:27 PM PDT by Chickensoup (The right to bear arms is proven to prevent government genocide. Protect yourself!)
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To: Envisioning

You okay now? ;)


26 posted on 05/12/2011 9:15:10 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: neverdem

Excellent summary. To sum up, God has taken His hand away to allow the forces of evil pouring out of Hell to take over all government and begin the semi-final showdown with Jesus Christ at Armageddon.


27 posted on 05/13/2011 5:16:32 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: neverdem

Wow.

Great post, thank you.

The GOP needs to be purged of the globalist traitors.

Let them go live in the countries they send our companies to. Let them. But do not help them destroy America.

Be rid of them.

They are not “conservative”. They are thieves.


28 posted on 05/13/2011 5:21:06 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Saul Alinsky, meet Donald Trump...")
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To: TheConservativeParty

Sigh. I have been doing the same thing for years to no avail. NOW most of my junk mail goes directly into the recycle bin, including anything from the GOP. I like Michelle Bachman, but prefer a Mr. President to a Mrs. President; Allen West but he isn’t running as of yet. Isn’t there anyone educated before FEDucation took over who also has the means to win? So far, Trump may be it.


29 posted on 05/13/2011 10:16:28 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Paperdoll

Somehow, my libtard state of Wisconsin, produced Congressman Paul Ryan, who has shown he can stand up to President Obozo very well, however Ryan swears he will not run for POTUS. Says he has young kids etc. I’d like him to consider the rather urgent need to save the country, and run anyway!

There has to be someone out there who is conservative and has the brass to not back down.

I heard Herman Cain for the first time in that debate last week on FoxNews. He was the only guy on the debate panel who was speaking my language. The rest were just politicians, same old same old. Herman told it like it is.

As you can tell by my tagline I am a Palin supporter. Have been since the first speech I heard when McLame brought her out as VP running mate. There is something about her that inspires me and she does remind me of President Reagan. I also like Michele Bachmann.

If the GOP flubbs it again...gives us the same old thing, which is their usual sure-loser, this country is done. Stick a fork in it. 8 years of Hussein and we are done. I can’t believe I lived through the first 3 years of this hell.

There is hope for good change. We got a repub governor here in WI, elected Nov.2010. We gained control of WI gov’t in Madison too. The libs are going wild as you know.

We also elected Ron Johnson to US Senate, and gave Uber Liberal Russ Feingold a pink slip! That is a miracle here in WI. Old Russ was stunned on election night Nov.2010. He was nearly speechless.

So if our state could turn from blue to at least purple, on the way to red, I think Barry is in a bit of trouble in 2012. The Misery Index is high. Even libs have to eat(sprouts and tofu) and put gas in the ClownCar.

: )


30 posted on 05/13/2011 3:01:22 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss.")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The GOP needs to be purged of the globalist traitors.

Globalism is the enemy, all right.

And, when properly explained, anti-globalism can win a majority, maybe a big majority.

BUT

It will require conservatives to eat the s*** sandwich of getting into bed with american labor. Not Trumpka and the other commies, but with the prototypical union guys and gals.

This is more distasteful to a lot of vocal FReepers than being in bed with the chicoms, but I am convinced that it is an absolute necessity.

If we believe that destroying globalism is Job #1 (and I do) then choosing who gets it in the neck - big business or american labor - is easy.

But getting it done will not be easy at all.

31 posted on 05/14/2011 5:44:12 AM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: neverdem

The comintern through it’s fellow travelers set about to infiltrate every institution in the west using Gramsci’s game plan. Why would anyone be so naïve to think that somehow the military and the GOP were immune?


32 posted on 05/14/2011 11:30:22 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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