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The Sham Of The Republican Party

The Enemies List

Rick Wilson's The Enemies List

Published:September 6, 2023
On this episode of The Enemies List, best-selling author and former GOP strategist, Stuart Stevens, joins Rick to expose the sham that is the Republican Party. For decades Stuart was behind the curtain helping elect governors, members of the US House and Senate, and presidents. He shares his cold, hard assessment of the demise of his former party and its rise as an authoritarian, anti-American force today.

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