December 5, 2023

Tullio Corradini

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How hate has become the GOP’s main political weapon

How hate has become the GOP’s main political weapon

MAGAt hater Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA) (L) fist-bumps Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) (R) during a hearing before the House Oversight and Accountability Committee. Credit: Alex Wong / Getty

Denver conservative radio host Mandy Connell publicly changed her party affiliation from Republican to independent on her program this Monday, a week after giving a thoughtful and largely apolitical interview to Talkers Magazine publisher Michael Harrison on his podcast. On her own program she was blunt:

“As much as I hold conservative ideals and values in many, many ways, I will not be a part of the cult of Trump anymore. I don’t want people to say, ‘Why is your party doing this?’ I don’t want people to look at me and say, ‘What is wrong with your party?’ It’s not my party. It’s the party of Donald Trump in Colorado.”

Denver’s Channel 9 News, reporting on Connell’s leaving the GOP, noted Monday:

“Connell is one of 133 Republicans that changed their voter affiliation since Saturday. The […]