Hawley and Cruz Lie Because They Think Republicans Are Stupid

Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, and other Republicans promote Trump’s lies about the 2020 election because they think their supporters are stupid enough to believe them.

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“Republicans’ Hedonic Treadmill Problem” by Bonnie Kristian

The calm, normal politics Biden has promised is exactly what they do not want — not merely because of differences of partisanship or policy but because calm and normal no longer appeal. Trumpist Republicans have a serious hedonic treadmill problem.

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Trump Lost in the Real World, But Not in Trumpland

“The election is over. But pro-Trump media outlets are helping Trump spin the narrative that it isn’t.”

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The Census, Gerrymandering, and The 2020 Election: A Republican Win

“Every 10 years, after the census, congressional and state legislature districts are redrawn to account for population changes. This gives whoever is drawing the maps the power to maximize the number of districts that favor their party — a tactic known as gerrymandering.”

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The Changing Republican Party

This collapse of a major political party as a moral governing force is unlike anything we have seen in modern American politics.

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The Post-American Order

If Trump is reelected, his “America first” foreign policy will have been validated, and the result will be an America snarling into decline. The admiration for the United States that reduces the cost of everything it tries to achieve in the world will evaporate, and other countries will move on, shaping a new order to protect themselves from a self-seeking, often hostile United States.

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Unlike Trump, Ben Sasse Is a Republican That Tells It Like It is

Sasse, who did not vote for Trump in 2016, offered an honest and revealing assessment of the President. In fact, most of Sasse’s criticisms of Trump are the same ones made by some of Trump’s most vocal critics.

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“The Collaborators: History Will Judge the Complicit” by Anne Applebaum

“Each violation of our Constitution and our civic peace gets absorbed, rationalized, and accepted by people who once upon a time knew better. If, following what is almost certain to be one of the ugliest elections in American history, Trump wins a second term, these people may well accept even worse. Unless, of course, they decide not to.”

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Why People Vote Against Their Economic Interests

In 2016, Pew research suggested 47% of those in families with incomes between $30,000 and $50,000 identified as Republican –more than the 46% of those with incomes over $150,000.

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John McCain and Donald Trump: A Retrospective

“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great,” daughter Meghan McCain said, setting the tone for eulogies by Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

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The Minority Majority: America’s Electoral System Advantages Republicans

“There is a reason why, when choosing their own constitutions, no other country has for long survived with a replica of the American model—and why when guiding the design of constitutions for others, as they did in post-war Germany and Japan, Americans have always suggested solutions quite unlike the one under which they live.”

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The Federal Budget Deficits: Reckless Republicans are to Blame

Calling a Republican a fiscal conservative is about the same as calling an elephant a petite mammal. If you do it, you’re either ignorant or a liar.  Either way, Republicans are the party of fiscal recklessness and it has been this way now for over 40 years. The evidence is overwhelming and indisputable.

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The Conservative Revolt Against Donald Trump

Liberals have good reasons to dislike Donald Trump;  conservatives have more.  Opposing this president is not about being a conservative or a liberal;  it is about being a good citizen.  Four men that have done far more to serve our country than Donald Trump agree:  Donald Trump is doing real damage to our country and it is time for ALL Americans to stand up to this danger.  

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