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George Voinovich

Republicans have destroyed their party; will they take America with them?

Republicans have destroyed their party; will they take America with them?

"If he was for it, we had to be against it."

-- Former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich quoted in "The New New Deal" by Michael Grunwald

The "he" is President Barack Obama. The "we" is the Republican Party. And it is not coincidental that as the former pushes toward the end of his second term, the latter is coming apart.

The GOP is an incoherent mess. Republican-on-Republican rhetorical violence has become commonplace. Party members find themselves mulling whether to break away and form a third party or unite behind a coarse, blustering bigot whose scapegoating and strongman rhetoric has Holocaust survivors comparing him to...

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