The Republican Paranoid Style Is Failing
The right wing attempt to cause a panic over the imaginary banning of gas stoves revealed that he only thing out of gas is the paranoid style of Republican politics.
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Conservatism has always been grounded in fear of something being taken away. Conservatives fear the power of big government because they believe that the government is coming to take what is precious to them away.
This reflex is never more apparent than when conservatives rush out to buy more guns after a mass shooting because weapons manufacturers immediately tell them that this time for sure government is coming to take their guns.
The government never comes to take their guns.
When fear loses touch with reality, it becomes paranoia.
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The Paranoid Style Of Republican Politics And Gas Stoves
We are all sufferers from history, but the paranoid is a double sufferer, since he is afflicted not only by the real world, with the rest of us, but by his fantasies as well.
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