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  •  I am not discussing how they use (0+ / 0-)
    the process of fake threats to push the country right.

    I am discussing the real threat that they saw from the Russian bear, etc, and what that meant in terms of not moving towards a kleptocracy. It was not a real option until the 90s. Until then, Even reagan could only go so far.

    After the fall of communism, that opened the door.

    FDR, fore xample, was an accomoddation to the real far left in the US. Many of his policies grew out of their policy ideas. He had to adopt themor else. He knew that.

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