An Emboldened Extremist Wing Flexes Its Power in a Leaderless G.O.P.

February 1, 2021 ☼ gopdomestic-terrorism

Source: The New York Times (Link)

With no dominant leader other than the deplatformed one-term president, a radical right movement that became emboldened under Mr. Trump has been maneuvering for more power, and ascending in different states and congressional districts. More moderate Republicans feel increasingly under attack, but so far have made little progress in galvanizing voters, donors or new recruits for office to push back against extremism.

The GOP will be taken over by the wackos and nutjobs. Ideally that would mean that their voters will shrink to the base and they will be out of power for good, but that’s not how people vote. They vote against something, not for something. If Dems don’t get their act together then we will see the end of democracy as the nutjobs will install themselves permanently.