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Grung_e_gene

Lance,

Absolutely correct. Trump voters voted for R-Money to stick it to "The 47%", they voted for Sarah Palin, they voted for W(orst)Cheney Regime to continue sticking it to those people.

MAGA is not new. Nor is it all-powerful. But, it is motivational. It does thrive on Anger as you point out.

And delusion. Because Trump voters are never going to admit to themselves, lest of all to the liberals they hate, that Trump is using them.

FDChief

I think the wildcard here is that this time the GOP 1) is far further to the right than even in Dubya's time and 2) has total control of all three branches of government. The Dems can't save them from running the flaming shopping cart off the cliff.

The central problem is that the GOP finally has the power to indulge its Gilded Age fantasy without the memory of what the United States was like during the original Gilded Age. It's one thing to have "anarchists" around every corner when all those bearded radicals have is a Boris Badenov smoking cannonball bomb. Now, given the availability of cheap automatic weapons and effective homemade mines and boobytraps ("IEDs")? Suddenly things like the Bonus March or the Homestead Strike become frightening insurrections.

We've lived so long in the relative calm of the Great Social Peace won by the New Deal and postWW2 broad-based prosperity that I think the wingnuts have lost any sense of what will happen when they kick the welfare state props out from under the returned inequality of 1899. We will see...but I'm not betting that a Progressive/New New Deal will rescue us from the Man on Horseback that could easily have been the result of the last Great Depression...

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