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That was always the myth on this side of the pond as well: Send them to Washington (or the statehouse) because we don't want them around home.  Reality has proved darker.  Even in stable times, the loonies in office inspire and enable the loonies at home in the basements and the back rooms.  In times of crisis (It happened here before the Civil War, and it's happening again.), the loonies become sufficiently inspired to start shooting, bombing, and generally taking to the streets like latter-day Brownshirts.  Yes', they're a minority.  So were the Nazis when they took over.  And they don't even have to take over.  They don't have to win to make everyone else lose.
by rifek on Mon Apr 15th, 2019 at 04:57:10 PM EST
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