"Republicans need to have more faith in their policies and stop being afraid of a dangerous and diminished man who has divided the country and now divides our party." This is a noble and rational essay, but when I see the word "policies," I just have to ask, "what policies?"

The Republican party has lost whatever ideas it had, especially during the former guy years, when policies ended up being whatever benefited him pesonally. Opposition, culture wars, and name-calling aren't policies. And yet, isn't that the only thing Republicans are comfortable doing?

The days of Republicans who believed in cautious fiscal policy and liberal social values ended with Newt Gringrich in the 90s (if they ever even believed it.) The concept of "humoring" Trump brought us here, where a dangerous demagogue continues to spew lies believed by millions.

This party is over.

My Fellow Republicans, Stop Fearing This Dangerous and Diminished Man

The former guy wouldn't have been elected the first place if the GOP had not been preparing itself for years and years for a deliberate attack on the core of democracy. Most of the time, most of the GOP leadership is organizing unprecedented voter suppression through gerrymandering, oppressive voter ID laws, and roll purges while fighting any principle of social, political and economic justice.

Paul Krugman in this same publication has been warning us of the fascist rise within in the GOP long before the emergence of Trump. As has been said, he's a symptom of disease. The disease itself is so much worse.

It makes some good points, although I've never met a single Democrat who donated to Jill Stein and I hope I never meet one.

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Neither have I--but, that brings up whole other can of worms: liberals who vote Green and don't realize they're helping (re)elect the GOP candidate. See: Nader 2000

Yeah, not a fan of that plan. I was just talking about Al Gore the other day. Some people learned, some not so much.

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