Krauthammer on GOP shooting: This is what happens when you say the republic will not survive

But the worst thing, and I think this is overlooked, the two parties, the two ideologies, you might say, speak about the politics in apocalyptic terms. If the other guy wins, it’s the end of the republic. If the other guy wins, it’s the end of the world. The man who did the shooting yesterday is a man who bought into that quite literally.

I mean you speak about it hyperbolically but when those are the stakes when you say unless we stop Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, the republic will not survive, then that justifies anything. That’s the language, the ideology, the rationale of terrorists, the fate of the world hangs on this, and it’s up to the leadership to say these are policies, this is not the fate of the republic.

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