This is not your typical "compassionate conservative".
"Where did this idea come from that everybody deserves free education, free medical care, free whatever? It comes from Moscow, from Russia. It comes from the pit of Hell." --Debbie Riddle, Texas Republican State Representative
What kind of rationality lives behind such attitudes? According to Paul Street in Deep Poverty, Deep Deception they are...
"The key players in the current rightwing beltway regime and their allies ... who can't shake the lingering specter of communism more than a decade after the end of the cold war."