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Just How Low Can The Republican Party Go?

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US Vice-President Joe Biden(L), US Speaker of the House John Boehner(R) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell looks on from the rear as they attend US Senator Daniel K. Inouye,(D-HI), Lying in State with a flag draped casked on the floor of the US Capitol Rotunda December 20, 2012, in Washington, DC. Democrat Daniel Inouye, one of the last World War II heroes in Congress and the longest-serving member of the US Senate, having represented Hawaii since the state joined the union, died at ag | Getty File

What is the single most consequential political development of the past five years? Some might say the election (and re-election) of Barack Obama; others might point to the passage of the most important piece of social policy (Obamacare) since the 1960s; some might even say the drawing down of US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But in reality, it is the rapid descent of the Republican party into madness.

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