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.