Divide, Isolate, and Dismantle – Neutralizing Political Opposition:
Corporate interests look at Progressives and Independent voters as the opposition, in their efforts to take over political control and replace an equitable National agenda with one that allows them to exploit resources, gamble on opportunities, underwrite risk at the expense of the general public and pursue, unfettered, their agenda of monetary gain.
To this end, their strategy is to divide the opposition into warring factions by promoting polarizing social issues, selectively isolating factions by painting them as abandoned by their political associates & dismantling separated factions with legislation, defunding & judicial decisions.
These tactics were articulated by Lee Atwater, embraced by Conservative lobbies and perfected by Karl Rove and Dick Armey. They are funded by Corporations and wealthy oligarchs hungry for money and control.