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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:51 AM

4. Yes

This would be me. I always lumped all Republicans into one group - as kinda nutty and sleazy. I failed to see that Trump was worse than the generic Republican.
I can now see that while Republican politicians are still generally awful, this lot-Trump, qanon etc., fail tests of even basic sanity.
Republicans will always callously destroy the environment, push for deregulation, screw over the poor, push religious drivel and so on.

But only Trump would actually do something this shocking. His very buffoonishness fooled me. My mental image of the fascistic Republican who would spur on a coup was along the lines of Erik Prince (with financial backing from someone like Peter Thiel). That a joke of a man like Trump could pull this off shocked the hell out of me.

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