"Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban. And that is that they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person's entire processes. And these Taliban -- I'm not trying to say the Republican Party is the Taliban. No, that's not what we're saying. I'm saying an example of how you go about [sic] is to change a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that insurgency may be required when the other side, the House leadership, does not follow the same commands, which we entered the game with," -  Pete Sessions (R-TX), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

This is how they interpreted the results of the last election: a mandate to mount an immediate Taliban-inspired insurgency against the victors. This is not a political party; it is a permanent war.

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