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    and holding a rifle up in front of a group of ferocious party loyalists is a way of sharing directed hatred, anger and frustration with the group who consider themselves disaffected.  They self-describe as victims of the political opposition.  This sense of forced powerlessness and anger is about the only thing holding together the Republican party these days.  As a group they have no binding ideas, policies - even suggestions - to keep them together, so no unifying direction in which to march or agreement on a set of demands.  And we all know there is strength in numbers, especially for those who feel most impotent alone.

    When outrage is all that's shared, guns are a means of conveying degree.  To see the minority leader of the U.S. senate stand on the stage brandishing a weapon over his head is a clear sign:  there is no longer any division left in the Republican party between the radicals and the moderates.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 09:45:43 AM PDT

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