Archived from the original on June 29, Aberbach; Gillian Peele Archived from the original on February 20, The Rise of the Religious Right in America
Overlap There is often plenty of overlap between the various categories. For example, a Republican may side with the "neoconservatives" on foreign policy issues, yet also support a "religious right" social agenda and a "fiscally conservative" economic vision.
The " Reagan coalition " in the Republican Party, according to independent historian Dr. Nash, originally consisted of five factions: This was most evident as the neoconservatives and the religious right became the dominant force in the Republican Party.
Today, conservatism is generally divided into the categories of fiscal conservatives, social conservatives, and national security neoconservatives even though there is considerable overlap among these rather vague categories. Similarly, moderate or liberal Republicans see below may hold views overlapping with those of some of the conservative factions, while diverging with other factions.
For example, a "moderate" Republican may hold "fiscally conservative" views on the economy, "neoconservative"views on foreign policy, and simultaneously hold views on social issues, such as abortion, that conflict with "social conservative" views.
Partly because of that overlap, it is difficult to accurately claim which faction of the party currently holds the most power, though such a question is the topic of much speculation. After the Iraq War many argued the "neoconservative" wing of the party was clearly dominant, as they had been the faction the most supportive of the war.
After President George W. Bush was re-elected inhowever, many attributed the high turnout of Republican voters who claimed to be motivated by "moral values" as a sign that the Religious Right and social conservative factions of the party have gained considerable influence.
Although it is clear that compared to the influence of the conservative factions of the party, the numbers and influence of the moderate wing of the party had diminished in recent decades.
In the past many Republicans were not ideological and were conservative in areas but moderate in others. Some say Bob Dole was in this overlapping type of model. Bush would be in this middle of the road category.
For some of these abortion is not considered a big issue while fiscal issues would be. Dole, for example was opposed to abortion but supported government programs and a moderate take on foreign affairs.
Ford and Bush at some point were pro-choice, but in other points of their career they were also opposed to abortion. Bush was pro-choice and moderate on fiscal issues as Ronald Reagan's vice president, but shifted to the right on many issues during his presidential campaign after facing primary challenges from more conservative GOP figures.
Bush infamously raised taxes inan act which contributed heavily to his defeat for reelection. He also nominated liberal justice David Souter to the U.
Business Although business interests lobby and contribute to both parties, the GOP has been more favorable since the Civil War. There are two components: They share an interest in lower taxes, less regulation and opposition to labor unions. Spending is another matter, and depends on the particular issue.
For example, defense spending is favored. Main Street has an interest in opposing the inheritance tax the so-called "death tax"which according to republicans affects entrepreneurs;  Wall Street wants low taxes on capital gains.
Both generally support free trade, since the old high tariff faction has faded along with the industries like textiles it once tried to protect. National security Republicans who emphasize the priority of a strong national defense with appropriate high spending and an aggressive foreign policy in the Middle East fall under this category.
Although this opinion is held by others outside the Republican Party, within the GOP it has retained many vocal proponents.
This faction had been satisfied with President Bush's policies, but has also criticized him regarding his inactivity on the issue of illegal immigration in the United States. More recently this faction has supported continuation of OEF-Afghanistan under the Obama Administration, but have voiced opposition to the projected cuts in military spending and reduction of missile defense programs.
These are free-market, small-government secularists  who believe that the U. Historically, this translated into keeping power in the hands of powerful state governments, as in the cases of civil rights, abortion laws, regulations on marriage, and mapping of voting districts.
To a certain extent, this is contingent upon the faction in question. For example, the paleoconservative and social conservative factions would be far more inclined to favor federal drug regulations trumping states rights, while the libertarian faction would be more inclined to see such power devolved to the states or even further.
Conservative wing Main article: Taft and their followers such as Everett McKinley Dirksen. They opposed labor unionshigh taxes, and government regulation.
Most were isolationist in foreign policy.Although it is clear that compared to the influence of the conservative factions of the party, the numbers and influence of the moderate wing of the party had diminished in recent decades.
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