Reich: ‘The Republican Party is an Existential Threat to American Democracy’

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Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Photo from Facebook.

Reprinted from Common Dreams by Robert Reich on June 1, 2021.

“The greatest danger to American democracy right now is not coming from Russia, China, or North Korea. It is coming from the Republican Party,” writes former Labor Secretary Robert Reich in Common Dreams.

“Only 25 percent of voters self-identify as Republican, the GOP’s worst showing against Democrats since 2012 and sharply down since last November. But those who remain in the Party are far angrier, more ideological, more truth-denying, and more racist than Republicans who preceded them.

“And so are the lawmakers who represent them.

“Today’s Republican Party increasingly is defined not by its shared beliefs but by its shared delusions. …

Common Dreams 6/1

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