A few moments ago I was musing to myself that the Republican Party has decided to abandon the founding ideals of the country, to sacrifice democracy on the altar of power (and, regardless of sins and flaws from the time of the founding, the founding ideals, well, ideals).
Then I stumbled over this:
Under Trump’s leadership, the GOP is now well into the final stretch of its transformation from a mainstream center-right party into a far-right authoritarian one, bearing less resemblance even to the GOP of 20 years ago than to Hungarian autocrat Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party. That’s not to say all Republicans are hostile to democracy. But as evidenced by the defections of prominent conservatives like columnist George Will, former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, Bush administration aide Steve Schmidt, and others, it’s not the party of democratically inclined conservatives anymore.
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