I don't think we should sugarcoat or equivocate about what is going on with this contingent of the Republican Party. This is fascism at play, here, without hyperbole. That is fundamentally different than anything Democrats have ever done (including, historically, the Civil War). Fascism is "a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
2: a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control". That is, literally, what is going on here. It's a minority of the minority trying to maintain/seize power, just like Hitler did in Germany.

A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich