I have to forgive Elizabeth for her views, since I realize she is coming from the left.
She says “in the United States, there are only two partisan avenues to political impact: Republican and Democrat.” Being a leftist, she conveniently lumps left-leaning Republicans with Conservatives. So when she refers to “pro-capitalist priors common to both Republicans and Democrats”, she is leaving out an entire group that does not think like left-leaning Republicans and Democrats. The capitalism of the RINO and the Democrats is Baal Capitalism.
We don’t accuse Francis of “crypto-socialism” – we accuse him of Baal Socialism. His understanding of politics does not arise from Christianity – they arise from some form of Marxism.
Bruenig says ”Suspicion of the types of accumulation that characterize capitalism—including the massive build-up of wealth among a small number of unimaginably rich plutocrats—is therefore more common to Christianity than the unreserved embrace of the same that is now typical of American right-wingers.” Christian Conservatives are not interested in “the massive build-up of wealth among a small number of unimaginably rich plutocrats” – rather, we would like the free market capitalist to be free to benefit from a free market economy, rather than be subjugated to Baal Tyranny.