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The proposed GOP platform confirms we truly are two countries, one of them insane and 300 years late. The GOP is against weed, porn, abortion, grey wolves, prairie chickens, magnetic pulse attacks, gay marriage/children/parents and bathrooms of your choice. They are for guns, walls, conversion therapy and institutional racism, which hey their candidate says is just like what he goes through. A stalwart George Saunders and Redneck Liberal try to make sense of the madness.