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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:31 AM

50. Sure hope that's the case. We know a lot of nice cons who want that,

and at one time I was sure they would never let it get this bad. Oh, I always knew it could happen here, but believed it never would. On the plus side are those nearly CEOs of nearly major corporations, many conservative, who lead a business-world rejection of the Republican leadership's extremist goals.

But then there are the others, the kind of conservatives we're careful not to discuss politics within hearing of AT ALL these days, not unless we want to spoil everyone's fun by causing eyes to sharpen and glitter with malice and barely contained hostility.

But it's their intensely ruthless leaders we have to watch, the really bad actors: what they manage to hold together and get away with. They're much too close to success to just give up. If they think they have no choice, their first actions will be to do whatever they have to to create some. If enough conservatives block them in that, they will appear to die but plot and spread underground like poisoned kudzu waiting to spring up and take over again.

“Maybe you do not care much about the future of the Republican Party. You should. Conservatives will always be with us. If conservatives become convinced that they can not win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will reject democracy.”

“Democracy is a work in progress. So is democracy's undoing.”

― David Frum, Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

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