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“The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.” -- Adolf Hitler
As I ponder the Republican Party trending towards fascism, it is the fear factor that is prominent. As most psychologists and social scientists note, conservatives brains having a higher propensity to fear. Fear is a conservative weapon on the masses, but can only be effectively administered by those who fear the most.
Tuesday brain farts from across the pond...
Based on nearly all reporting, the leaders of Republican party don't like Trump, and there is strong undercurrent that they would like to see him not run for re-election, or simply loose the election. They wouldn't mind loosing the presidency if they controlled both the House and Senate. Even then they can block SC nominations indefinitely or force a Democratic president to nominate their hand picked nominee. McConnel would blocked indefinitely, even if it cost him a re-election.
Trump is not the Great Leader they have been looking for since Ronald Regan (who was not that great). Trump keeps them in line and mostly quiet because they fear he will blow up the entire party. They can see Trump is one bad decision away from shooting a massive hole in the country that will take decades to recover from, and if he does, The country will blame the Republicans for not keeping the MF under control.
It would not surprise me that if a smoking gun ever surfaces, it come from Republicans efforts to find it. They might find it, and hand it over to Democrats or the media so that Republicans don't take the blame for undermining their own candidate.