Teri Kanefield @Teri_Kanefield Author, lawyer (UC Berkeley) My threads are here: terikanefield-blog.com/ Bio: terikanefield.com/about-me Nov. 04, 2019 1 min read

The best explanation comes from Hofstadter in his classic work, the Paranoid Style in American Politics.

Short answer: The Republican Party has morphed from a conservative party into a reactionary party.

They see defeat as an existential threat.

See:

And then, right on cue, a perfect illustration pops up in my Twitter feed:

For a more complete explanation, see:


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