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On 2/6/2018 4:01 PM, Clave wrote:
> On 2/6/2018 3:30 PM, Dutch wrote:
> <...>
>> Wouldn't it be great if anyone could have the cops investigated 
>> whenever they were investigating you?
> Is anyone else reminded of one of the eleventy-nine Hillary 
> investigations, the one based on that "Clinton Cash" fantasy?  The FBI 
> openly said they were using it as the basis for investigating the 
> Clinton Foundation.
> Despite the source being blitheringly partisan, Democrats pretty much 
> universally not only didn't try to interfere, but actively *wanted* the 
> investigation to run its course, regardless of the outcome.
> Anyone claiming with a straight face any more that Republicans operate 
> in good faith (LOFL!) is merely admitting that they're complicit, that 
> they're just fine with fascist authoritarianism, and that questions of 
> right and wrong are now judged solely on whether they help or hurt their 
> fuhrer.
>  From the Atlantic, a 'splainer on why bipartisanship is no longer in 
> our country's best interests, by actual real non-partisans who agree 
> with many traditional GOP values:
>      We have both spent our professional careers strenuously avoiding
>      partisanship in our writing and thinking. We have both done work
>      that is, in different ways, ideologically eclectic, and that
>      has—over a long period of time—cast us as not merely
>      nonpartisans but antipartisans. Temperamentally, we agree with
>      the late Christopher Hitchens: Partisanship makes you stupid. We
>      are the kind of voters who political scientists say barely
>      exist—true independents who scour candidates’ records in order
>      to base our votes on individual merit, not party brand.
>      This, then, is the article we thought we would never write: a
>      frank statement that a certain form of partisanship is now a
>      moral necessity. The Republican Party, as an institution, has
>      become a danger to the rule of law and the integrity of our
>      democracy. The problem is not just Donald Trump; it’s the larger
>      political apparatus that made a conscious decision to enable
>      him. In a two-party system, nonpartisanship works only if both
>      parties are consistent democratic actors. If one of them is not
>      predictably so, the space for nonpartisans evaporates. We’re
>      thus driven to believe that the best hope of defending the
>      country from Trump’s Republican enablers, and of saving the
>      Republican Party from itself, is to do as Toren Beasley did:
>      vote mindlessly and mechanically against Republicans at every
>      opportunity, until the party either rights itself or implodes
>      (very preferably the former).

That's a great piece. I hope a lot of people are thinking this way. 
Donald Trump is a malignancy on American conservatism.