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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: ‘Deranged,’ ‘Sustained’ Effort to Delegitimize Trump Path for Dems Back to Power

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “All In,” in a segment with GOP strategist Sarah Isgur Flores, host Chris Hayes suggested the way for Democrats to regain power was to mimic what he saw as “deranged” efforts by those opposing President Barack Obama.

According to Hayes, those tactics were “incredibly politically effective” and therefore “actually” the path back to power.

“I for a long time — I remember covering the tea party and people thought wow, those people are losing their minds,” Hayes said. “They are screaming at people at rallies. And I remember covering birtherism. And thinking this is deranged. This is a deranged theory that is being promoted by a con artist and huge parts of the Republican base are going for it. They’re flirting with it. He’s going to get the Mitt Romney endorsement and show up at CPAC. This is a group of people losing their mind. It turns out that was incredibly politically effective. Isn’t the answer here that sustained efforts at total delegitimization, no matter how deranged, is actually the path back to power?”

(h/t RCP Video)

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