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The GOP has caught autocratic fever

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Today, conservative Republicans have moved sharply toward embracing a more powerful chief executive with fewer checks and balances. A new Pew Research Center poll, found that a majority of conservative Republicans (52%) agree that many problems would be solved “if U.S. presidents didn’t have to worry so much about Congress or the courts.” That number has doubled since last year (26 percent) and quadrupled  from when Barack Obama was president in 2016 (13 percent). Now, just 41 percent choose the other option, that it “would be too risky to give U.S. presidents more power” to confront problems.' Yikes... did they forget the reason for the SEPARATION OF POWERS?

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"A more sinister read, of course, would be that Republicans have warmed to a more autocratic type of leader given Trump's regular praise and admiration for strongmen around the world. Whatever the case, it's clear there has been a significant shift not the kind that suggests the American people would sign off on a dictator, certainly, but one in which one of the two major parties has significantly less regard (or desire) for the checks and balances the Founding Fathers created."

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