Posted at Medium on Jan. 13, 2021
The GOP’s Big Lie is tearing America apart, as Trump expanded it to assault American democracy. A 40-year Republican Big Lie brought us to this crisis point in America. When Ronald Reagan was running for president in 1980, one of his biggest boosters was the political heavy hitter Paul Weyrich, who was also a cofounder of the Heritage Foundation and multiple other rightwing think tanks and operations. Weyrich told a group of political activist in a church basement in Dallas that the GOP was changing their strategy to win elections.