Corn on Hardball: How Did The GOP Get So Delusional?


The Republicans are in trouble. Unless the Grand Old Party reverses course on its most conservative policies and begins appealling to a broader base, they could eventually go the way of the Whigs. DC bureau chief David Corn and former RNC chair Michael Steele discusses the party’s future on MSNBC’s Hardball.

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