A reader writes:

You write that your

"primary feeling with respect to the Democratic party remains contempt."

Me too.

What single word would you use to denote your primary feeling with respect to the Republican party? On the general principle that evil itself is worse than the failure to resist evil, it seems to me that this word should be stronger than "contempt." But what is it? Loathing? Detestation? Revulsion? None of these seem quite right to me.

Something that combines enormous frustration, disappointment, and shock. Rage?

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