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By Frank W. Goheen

Playing with fire leads to burns


To the Editor:

“Play with matches long enough,” we can say with considerable assurance, “and at some point you will get burned.” This simple little aphorism comes to mind as we behold the frenzied efforts by Republican Establishment types to stop candidate Donald Trump in his tracks.

Having eagerly promoted arch-conservatism and ultra-rightwing ideology for the past half-century or so, sometimes successfully and sometimes not, the GOP now finds itself faced with the terrifying prospect of having to nominate for the presidency a man who is far enough to the political starboard to count as an actual “fascist.” Too bad. Trump is appalling, but for all that he’s merely an extrem...

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