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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Across the country, the Republican Party's rank-and-file have turned on the GOP establishment. In Michigan, this schism broke the party--and maybe democracy itself.



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What divides the Republican Party of 2024 is not any one policy or ideology. It is not whether to support Donald Trump. The most important fault line in the party now is democracy itself. Today's Republican insurgents believe democracy has been stolen, and they don't trust the ability of democratic processes to restore it.

This phenomenon is evident across the country, in Georgia and Nevada, in Arizona, Idaho and Florida. But it's perhaps the starkest in Michigan, a place long associated with political pragmatism and a business-friendly GOP, embodied by governors George Romney, John Engler and, most recently, Rick Snyder. It was a son of Michigan, former President Gerald Ford, who once said, "I have never mistaken moderation for weakness, nor civility for surrender."

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2024-05-25 09:15 PM | Reply

Moderation and civility are anathema to Trumpers... it's all Cult all the time now.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2024-05-25 10:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5


[T]he new "America First" activists disparaged prominent Michigan Republicans as "globalist" elites who belonged to a corrupt "uniparty" cabal. That cabal had denied Trump a rightful second term and needed to be purged from the party.

With a consequential election looming, I traveled back to Michigan earlier this year to understand how this all happened. I sought out the activists waging this struggle, a group of people who don't trust institutions or individuals except Trump and one another--and sometimes not even that. Could they triumph over the elites? I found chaos, incompetence, strife, a glimpse of a future post-Trump Republican Party and, all around me, danger for our system of government and the state of the country.

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2024-05-25 10:27 PM | Reply

What's funny is that Trump is the quintessential Globalist Elite; a multi-national billionaire corporation that peddles his influence among authoritarian dictators.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2024-05-25 11:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

MAGAts are total garbage.

#5 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2024-05-26 12:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Congratulations to Trump for getting 6 out of 800+ votes, after begging the Libertarian National Convention to nominate him

#6 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2024-05-26 05:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Ben Dover for Veep!

#7 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-05-27 07:01 PM | Reply

Congratulations to Trump for getting 6 out of 800+ votes, after begging the Libertarian National Convention to nominate him

Didn't stop MAGA taint licker Mike Lee from praising his speech.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2024-05-28 11:41 AM | Reply

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