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  •  it's tricky for them (5+ / 0-)

    in that it starts a fight between two very different parts of their base, the libertarian tea party wing and the christian conservative wing. state by state, i think they may well try this tack, but nationally it could make trouble within the party.

    •  The reason the idea seems appealing, (1+ / 0-)
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      at least to me as a non-Republican, is that the Christian conservative wing is (1) the one that has led them to their current debacle, and (2) on its way out demographically now anyway.  If there were one clear lesson for the Repubs from this past election, it would seem to be to stop aligning themselves with flat-earthers.  But I suppose I'm just very old-fashioned, expecting them to be sensible and rational and things.  

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