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Max Berger

I’m glad someone is noticing how insane the current situation is. It’s as though American Republicans have reached some ideological tipping point — either they embrace pro-facist Trump hate rhetoric or they look for something else, something promoting education, equal opportunity and tolerance.

The problem is, none of the major GOP contenders come even close to representing that idealized view. Nothing is inherently racist about Republicans. In fact, that’s the scariest part of all of this — that modern Republicans have been reduced to a messed-up, hate-filled, uneducated shell of their previous pragmatic right-wing glory.

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