- Feb 12, 2013
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Incredibly, the former president may be even more powerful behind closed doors than he was out in the open. Why? Republican fealty.
The ex-President is showing that he doesn’t have to be in the Oval Office to damage faith in US elections and to trash truth, as his movement based on lies and personal homage takes an increasingly firm grip of the Republican Party. The widespread mistrust he continues to foster in the fairness of the US political system among millions of voters poses grave risks to democracy itself.
With its cultish devotion to Donald Trump, the majority of the Republican Party is choosing a wannabe-autocrat over the political system that made the United States the world's most powerful nation and its dominant democracy.
Yes. It astounds me too.“It is just mind boggling to me that Republicans could be this way,” said Dave Millage, who was forced to resign his post as chair of the Scott County, Iowa, Republican Party after backing Trump’s impeachment over the Capitol insurrection...“He was attacking American democracy itself. Yet they are standing by him. It just astounds me.”