Being Awful a Prerequisite for GOP

Being as cruel as possible now seen as a virtue for the radical right

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Growing up in Northeast Ohio in the 1960s and 70s, one thing my mother always taught me was to be polite. Yes, the golden rule is what many call the practice: Treat others as you wish to be treated. I’ve tried my level best to adhere to that mindset my entire life. Maybe I’ve fallen short…




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