It’s going to take decades of excavation to dig out the crazy in our politics. If it weren’t so entrenched in conservative politics already, the previous president* wouldn’t have found it so easy to anchor himself in the past, present and especially the future of the Republican Party.

And it’s clear that expressing the (unfactual) conviction that the 2020 election was rigged to defeat the previous president* as enthusiastically as possible is the best possible career move for a Republican politician. (Ringing the Jesus bell also helps.)

Read the rest of Charlie Pierce’s piece at Esquire Politics