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View Diary: UPDATED: Why Republicans Lie - Must Read from Rick Perlstein on the Conservative Con Game (178 comments)

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  •  Loved the articles and the way you integrated (3+ / 0-)
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    xaxnar, RockyMtnLib, 417els

    your analysis.  I read the book from Manitoba about Right Wing Authoritarianism last year.  For anyone familiar with the Enneagram, I had the impression that the "leaders" were Type 8's and the followers were textbook Type 6's.  

    The biggest advantage conservative con men have is the ability to be taken at face value.
    Understanding the depravity + frenzied determination of the conservative movement and having become numb to the degree of mendacity used to advance it, I no longer give Republican officials the benefit of any doubt.  Our discourse and institutions are so saturated in deliberate fraud that it's reasonable to apply a presumption of malfeasance to banks, churches, and Republicans, and force the onerous burden of proving good faith onto them rather than unjustly carrying it ourselves.

    Great diary.  

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