The decline of the GOP, Part 2

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This is how Tom Nichols describes a friend of his, a guy who views Trump as basically maybe two degrees removed from completely psychotic and most certainly a criminal.

"But wouldn't it be cool to be able to get away with it like he does?"

Uh, no.
 

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This is how Tom Nichols describes a friend of his, a guy who views Trump as basically maybe two degrees removed from completely psychotic and most certainly a criminal.

"But wouldn't it be cool to be able to get away with it like he does?"

Uh, no.
i think that is a part of his appeal, especially to the totally not a trump supporter, but ... crowd
 

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The Federalists collapsed because they failed to expand their demographic appeal; the Whigs because of internal incoherence over what they stood for in the nation’s most crucial debate. Among the more striking dynamics of the Trump-era Republican Party is the extent to which it is afflicted by both of these failings.
There are ways in which I think this comparison works. Like the Federalists then, the Republican Party now is struggling to reorient itself to a new era of mass politics, its reinvention held back by its aging white base. Rather than broaden their appeal, many Republicans are fighting to suppress the vote out of fear of the electorate itself. And just as the Whigs struggled internally and failed to forge a cross-sectional compromise over slavery, the Republican Party does risk fracturing over its commitment to democracy itself.
 

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Apparently, diabetes can make you a racist. That, or being a (former) baptist youth pastor.

My wife is diabetic and I have seen it all. Like alcohol, high or low blood sugars can make you say things that you might regret later. You lose your filter. But it won't make you say things that are out of character. Rather, they expose your true character.
 
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