As distinguished from the Center Fever Swamp. Stan Greenberg:
Unifying all Republicans is their revulsion toward big government. That revulsion involves three distinct strands of thinking--two of which... threaten to marginalize the party. The first strand is big programs, spending, and regulations that undermine business... “big”; “waste”; “Regulations. Inefficient”; “Red tape, that’s all.”... “Stupidity”; “Job killer”; “And I say debt, D-E-B-T”; “Job killer.”
The second strand is a concern with intrusive government that invades their privacy, diminishes their rights and freedoms, and threatens the Constitution... “out of control,” “wasteful,” “corrupt,” “Obama,” and “Democrats.”
And the third is the most important and elicits the most passions among Evangelicals and Tea Party Republicans—that big government is meant to create rights and dependency and electoral support from mostly minorities who will reward the Democratic Party with their votes. The Democratic Party exists to create programs and dependency--the food stamp hammock, entitlements, the 47 percent. And on the horizon--comprehensive immigration reform and Obamacare. Citizenship for 12 million illegals and tens of million getting free health care is the end of the road. These participants are very conscious of being white and valuing communities that are more likeminded; they freely describe these programs as meant to benefit minorities. This is about a Democratic Party expanding dependency among African Americans and Latinos, with electoral intent. That is why Obama and the Democrats are prevailing nationally and why the future of the Republic is so at risk....