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Dave The Sandman

With Godwin's Law in mind:

There is s direct political parallel, albeit on a reduced scale, here with the US GOP and its insane BirchBagger wing, and the 1930s Nazi party and its SA "Brownshirt" paramilitary wing. Hitler and his minions did everything to stir up and whip up the brownshirts, then loosed them to wreak havoc. Eventually though, once Hitler gained power and needed to legitimise his regime, they became even too much for the Nazis and turned into a liability that could endanger the party. Their leaders, drunk on power, refused to back down.
Now the US GOP, after years of stirring up the most extreme elements of its right wing, has the exact same problem. The advantage that they created to gain power in 2010 has become a liability that is consuming their electoral hopes in 2014.
Unfortunately the GOP has no "Night Of The Long Knives" way out of their problems.
Serves themselves right for inflicting the Birchers, Baggers and Bachmann/Gohmert/Graham axis of stupid on US politics.

Batocchio

A good summing up.

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