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Fri Jan 29, 2021, 10:44 AM

4. Watching what is happening now with the repub party makes it even clearer

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That a minority party that grows smaller and more radical by the day can still destroy democracy. Rather than seek different, democratic strategies than the ones that have led to Democratic wins and decreases in their voting base, the repub leaders are embracing the defeated demagogue and rising American fascists like Greene and Boebert. They have gone from viewing the Tea baggers as useful idiots to normalizing and accepting them into the upper echelons of power.

Thanks to the two senators from every state and electoral college rules, these Christofascists will continue to have a power base for years to come. They are venal, racist, authoritarian, convinced of their "cause" - which can change to fit whatever guides their endless quest for their tribe to be in complete control - and care not one bit for democracy or the fellow countrymen they see as the other. The rest of us are just shooting targets at a gun range to them.

The Nazis never got 50 percent of the vote, even with violent tactics that suppressed the vote. Does anyone think the AR-15 carrying types wouldn't do the same here. They tried in some areas. Yes the U.S. has a much different history with democracy than Germany did. But the similarities are striking, at this early point in the fight. As the article points out, the conservative Germans in power thought they could make a deal with the devil but in the end the devil won. Steve Schmidt is absolutely right in saying we have to fight them until they are stamped out.

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