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Daily Beast's Michael Tomasky Posits: Next 18 Months Will be "consequential and frightening"

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Michael Tomasky: How to Fix Political Polarization (HD) In his new book, If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How It Might be Saved, Daily Beast special correspondent Michael Tomasky offers an ...
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Every racist dog whistle, every Rush Limbaugh rant, every lie about  liberating the people of Iraq, every accusation that the rest of us hate  freedom, every joke about Obama serving fried chicken, every attack on immigrants...  

This party will pervert the law in ways we’ve never seen. Reverse the meaning of every word we know. Trump is screaming that he’s the victim of a “coup"; what he is doing is perpetrating a coup against the Constitution, with the help of Barr and Graham and the rest. Trump is an idiot, but on an intuitive level, he’s smart enough to know that to get away with staging a coup, the first thing to do is accuse your opponents of trying to stage one. 

Barr, Graham, and McConnell know that survival requires every lie you can imagine, especially the lie of accusing their foes of that which they are doing themselves. They’re all going to be in on it.  

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