Monthly Archives: October 2017

The GOP belongs to Trump

The NY Times today has discovered, in several articles, that the imagined principled conservative Republican is a fiction and that the party of Lincoln is now the party of Trump. As usual, Tom Edsall says it best.

In other words, the assumption that many Republican voters would be repelled by Donald Trump turned out to be wrong; instead party loyalty — “a visceral, even subconscious, attachment” — takes precedence.

Will the US outgrow this nonsense? Can young people be induced to vote? Will older white men stop feeling sorry for themselves? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Yet another Edsall

It’s been awhile since I posted here, and yet I find mysef again acting as a shill for Tom Edsall. His  latest asks the question: Can Trump be re-elected? See this link to the NY Times.

It’s good political analysis, mostly quotes  from others, and with some interesting data on the increasingl divided electorat. His answer is that the re-election of Trump is not impossible. More interesting he specifies why and how the Demcratic Party should evolve to prevent it.