- Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:11 pm
Even during Dubya's reign, such conspiracy theory nut jobs like Joanne Wright would, at best, be found at very local levels with a rare occasion somehow getting through to a state legislative seat, and would otherwise be roundly mocked by the GOP at large.
Nowadays, they've pretty much hijacked the Republican party in the USA where the "moderates" have essentially been leaving or driven out in droves, the end result being Donald Tr*mp. (Sounds familiar?)
While there was a fringe "RINO" purge of centrist or liberal Republicans long before this, in parallel with a vocal anti-intellectual movement, IMO things started tipping over when Sarah Pailin was John McCain's VP partner for 2008. Batshittery & ignorance then became mainstream and a make of pride for a disturbingly large percentage of the US population.
"Unsubstantiated opinions, speeches, empty rhetoric and a bogus historical parallel [to the Nazis] are not a substitute for facts."
Mr. Justice Meenan, Irish High Court, 13th May 2020.
Now on T****er at "isleofcapehorn_"