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Trump's Hold on the GOP is Just Fine for Democrats

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Donald Trump has left the White House, but the Republican Party just can't quit his stunt politics.

As President Joe Biden sells a popular Covid-19 rescue plan, highlights a quickening national vaccine effort, positions himself to benefit from an economic growth spurt after the pandemic and tackles economic inequity in American society, the GOP seems to be acting out the temperament of the last President. 

The party's strategy does reflect the views of much of its activist base voters -- among whom Trump remains deeply popular in an audience that is fully bought into the ex-President's lies about the last election being stolen. But it is far from clear the Trump-style uproar is proving to be an effective counter to Biden, as he rushes to put a lasting liberal imprint on social policy that echoes Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.

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A rapidly aging boy from NJ, with a somewhat radical political bent, and stubbornly persistent anger issues...

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