It's difficult to square the treatment described here with the sense of American exceptionalism, except in the most negative way. This is the "slippery slope" to authoritarian rule! Wake up Americans! This is what GWB and his regime created, now you have put those twits back in power!
The egregious cynicism of the senior GOP leaders is disgusting to me, but that's no matter because I can't vote in a US election, nor will I ever be able to, since i decided long ago the US is the last place I want to live. So I can only use words to point out how baldly negative their politics is and how little they care about Americans and small business. They practice the politics of hypocrisy without shame!