Let's look at the Republican Party during the eight year George W. Bush 'Reign of Error.' The Republican Party led a powerful political machine built on a dazzling use of patronage and a belief that government was a weapon to be wielded in the interest of the moneyed class and on behalf of corporate interests.
At the end of the day, the Republican Party was very successful at redistributing wealth to its constituents.
Please just analyze this George Bush statement in October of 2008. "We need to recapitalize the American financial system."
What does it really mean?