JV Last of The Bulwark:
One of the theories I’ve floated here over the last couple years is the idea that the GOP is no longer a traditional political party—an institution with diffuse power centers and clear policy goals—but rather an authoritarian personality cult.
It's always he "last couple of years" isn't it. Always. Which conveniently absolves the writer from looking back past "last couple of years" to a time when these newly minted former-Republicans were enabling or turning a winking. blind-eye to everything that now terrifies them. Back to the days when the crackpot alarmist Liberals were warning them they were playing with fire.
It's always the "last couple of years".
Or these "last few years".
Or "since 2015/16".
Or "in the/this current Republican party"
Hey, lookie what's just a few sentence down from that last quote.
In the current Republican party, all of the normative behaviors...