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Newsmax, a nutritional supplement sales organization and expensive email list with a right-wing news website attached, is hosting a Republican presidential debate, “moderated” by fictional television clown tycoon Donald Trump, set to air on a television channel you probably don’t actually know you have that spends most of the broadcast day airing paid programming. Historical fiction author Newt Gingrich — a disgraced serial adulterer with a still-unexplained $500,000 credit line at Tiffany and Co. who is also for some reason the current frontrunner for the party’s nomination — could not be happier. For some crazy reason, Republican campaign strategist Karl Rove is not particularly thrilled with all of this.
Rove v. Trump: The Unlikely War for the Soul of the GOP
by Alex Pareene
From the economic point view, this is a duel between two wings of the GOP, the tradition fiscal conservative wing that regards debt as immoral and seeks to balance budgets and the Bush/Cheney/Laffer "deficits don't matter" wing that Poppy Bush called "voodoo economics" when running against Reagan for the nomination. Fiscal conservatives believe that it was Bush's extravagance that lead to the election of Barack Obama, whom they regard as a Kenyan Marxist/Keynesian socialist.