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4. Agree. Congressional Republicans are far more extreme now
Wed Aug 23, 2017, 06:39 PM
Aug 2017

than ever in American history. Also far more extreme than the average Republican, driven by the ability of big money to outweigh the interests of plain old people. This is all studied and is known and measured.

Nevertheless, alarming as the ideologies of those who've made this happen are, I believe the bannonism plan to replace western-style liberal, secular democracy with some form of authoritarian Christian fascistic nationalism doing battle for supremacy with the rest of the planet is even more so. At least the Kochs want to continue making money. If they chose to massacre Jews like my husband, and/or some other sufficiently small group, I think it'd be for practical reasons--to satisfy their base, not for ideological reasons.

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