Corporatist Right: To the overworked, the underpaid, the unemployed, to the deeply in debt; to the old, to the sick, to the poor, and the unlucky; to women who aren’t our wives, our daughters, or partners in our businesses; to anyone struggling in this rotten economy that we brought about for our benefit, enrichment, and aggrandizement: It’s your own fault for not listening to us back in the 80s when we told you we planned to get our hands on all the money. We meant it when we said “We want it all, and we want it now!” Now fork over what’s left or you’ll find out how really hard we can make it for it you. Oh what the hell. We’ll just take what’s left and make you miserable anyway, just to teach you.
Tea Party Right: Oh kind corporatists, please notice how we’re trying to punish and make miserable all of those people you don’t like and reward us by making us rich too or at least by leaving us and our money alone.
Religious Right: Life is supposed to be hard, so we like it when you two make it harder. For them. Us and our money you can leave alone, because we’re saved and deserve to be rewarded here on earth. But while you’re at it, can you ship a few pieces of silver our way? Like we said, we’re saved so we should get some of it too as the Good Lord pre-ordained.
On a related note (ha ha), over at digby’s place, David Atkins on what the Republicans Party has become.