Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Republican Presidents

From The Washington Post - click here to

Since the election of 2000 and especially that of 2004, three pillars have become central (to the Republican Presidential coalition): the oil-national security complex, with its pervasive interests; the religious right, with its doctrinal imperatives and massive electorate; and the debt-driven financial sector, which extends far beyond the old symbolism of Wall Street.

President Bush has promoted these alignments, interest groups and their underpinning values. His family, over multiple generations, has been linked to a politics that conjoined finance, national security and oil. In recent decades, the Bushes have added close ties to evangelical and fundamentalist power brokers of many persuasions.

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