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Posted: Jan 25, 2022 12:01 AM

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The Republican Party is on the cusp of a historic victory in November, provided they don’t give into what is far too often their instinct: self-destruction. No political party ever has been so adept at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Still, Republicans have all the advantages anyone could imagine – a wildly unpopular president of the other party serving as an anchor on every Democrat up for reelection, an agenda disconnected from the needs, wants, or desires of the general public, and an economy to make Jimmy Carter’s record look desirable. All they have to do is avoid all the usual infighting and general stupidity for which Washington is known. God help us.One thing Republicans can count on is, should they manage to retake power, there will be a bunch of firing down their own trench. Circular firing squads are not unique to the GOP, but they have all but been perfected by it. In 1994, after Republicans took the House for the first time in 40 years, there was no question as to who would be elected Speaker – Newt Gingrich. Since his petty ouster over the 1998 mid-terms, Republicans have been saddled with one disastrous Speaker after another. Bob Livings …

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