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  •  That's right, (none)
    "the GOP isn't fascist"

    but the veneer of respectability is rather thin.

    •  Respectability (none)
      Yeah, the varieties of unrespectability aren't limited to Nazis and nothing else.  Besides, these guys are combining various types of incompetence, unrespectability, mendacity, venality, spite and pure hatred that they've probably earned their own singular epithet.  
      •  Yes (none)
        they are the veritable "whiz kids" of willful hubris.

        In a democratic society some are guilty, but all are responsible. -Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

        by a gilas girl on Sat Dec 11, 2004 at 10:24:00 AM PST

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        •  Oh, Yeah, How Could I Forget Hubris? (none)
          Hubris is even more ironic for these assholes since so many of them are Straussians, and Straussians tend toward the approach that just about everything of value was written by the ancient Greeks, which means that just maybe they would have encountered some stuff written about tragic, overweening pride.  Plus, there's the fact that supposed "conservatives" are involved in some of the most hubristic attempts to remake the world since the heyday of totalitarian systems from the 1920's through the early 1970's.  

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