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Disorder is all Republicans have to offer
At all levels of government, in every branch of government, Republicans increasingly stand only for disorder.
The Constitution establishes the U.S. as a nation of laws. Democracy demands that the public good is elevated over personal interests. American government functions only when elected leaders follow rules, respect norms and act in good faith.
Yet the GOP on balance has chosen the opposite approach, one of lawlessness and patent self-interest. This rot, since Republicans still manage to get themselves into legislatures, executive offices and judgeships, is hardly confined to red jurisdictions and conservative constituencies.
The dysfunction that the party purveys degrades us all.