¶ 1: Not sure how the end of slavery appealed to extremists, but it was a view out of the mainstream at the time, yes.
¶ 2: Josh, if you're gonna build a party, focusing on the edges seems to be an odd way of proceeding, eh? Trump's message is rightly called 'Populist' because it focused on the center of large ideas that a majority of people actually want to see happen. Safety. Security. Jobs. Control of Gov't.
¶ 3: Gee, that was a teed-up question for him, huh?
¶ 4: ...But just is getting the question asked, it produces the desired effect without the White House having to comment.
¶ 5: Clinton linking Trump to the KKK, huh? How about linking the Clintons to Fulbright. Or the entire Democrat party being members of the KKK as recently as Senator Byrd?
¶ 6: Yes - because it's part of established law. But you Democrats ignore that when convenient to you.
¶ 7: No, it's to stop you guys from making a mockery of elections - an effort still in process. No registered voters can credibly claim to have been denied a right to vote.
¶ 8: Let's define the term 'extremism'... that would be something like advocating unique or cutting-edge policies that have never been legal before. Like... abortion, or deficit spending, or Obamacare, or genderless bathrooms, or open borders, or amnesty, or gay marriage, or killing the 2nd amendment... so how has that been working for Democrats nationally lately? Got Congress?
¶ 9: Cynical in my book is congress talking tough and doing nothing to stop you from your extremism.
¶ 10: What's taking a toll on the GOP is their desire to capitulate to you and your people on a grand scale.