The One Thing Republicans Care About

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Charles M. Blow: Republicans Are America’s Problem

However, her loss does crystallize something for us that many had already known: that the bar to clear in the modern Republican Party isn’t being sufficiently conservative but rather being sufficiently obedient to Donald Trump and his quest to deny and destroy democracy.

As far as I can tell, sex scandals, fraud, tax evasion, lying, and stealing confidential information won’t even dent your reputation in the party, but going against the lie about the 2020 election will end your career on the spot.

Update: researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago found that given the same transgressions, Republicans are notably more likely to stick with their candidate compared to Democrats.