Tuesday, July 18, 2006

GOP looks upon government as an income stream - monetizing policy

In an interview last month that I just became aware of, convicted GOP political operative and phone jammer Allen Raymond explains the ruthless modern GOP.
"A lot of people look at politics and see it as the guy who wins is the guy who unifies the most people. I would disagree. I would say the candidate who wins is the candidate who polarizes the right bloc of voters. You always want to polarize somebody."

"Republicans have treated campaigns and politics as a business, and now are treating public policy as a business, looking for the types of returns that you get in business, passing legislation that has huge ramifications for business. It is very much being monetized, and the federal government is being monetized under Republican majorities."

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