Friday, May 19, 2017

True.

Victor Davis Hanson observes:

//Finally, there was something deeply wrong in the Republican Party that at some point required a Trump to excise it. The Republican Party and conservative movement had created a hierarchy that mirror-imaged its liberal antithesis, and suggested to middle class voters between the coasts that the commonalities in income, professional trajectories, and cultural values of elites trumped their own political differences. How a billionaire real estate developer appeared, saw that paradox, and became more empathetic to the plight of middle-class Americans than the array of Republican political pundits is one of the most alarming stories of our age.//

Democrats aren't the only ones who need to realize that there is something very dysfunctional with the state of American politics.


1 comment:

Toby said...

I agree wholeheartedly with the Hanson quote with one exception: Mr. Trump is not in any way " empathetic to the plight of middle-class Americans." The real tragedy is that he tricked people into believing that he was. Standard Republican politicians didn't trick anyone, they are just wrong. Their "plan for America" will not help the middle class, and Democrats are equally wrong in assuming the middle class, or the upper middle class for that matter, wish to see their teenage daughters showering with trans boys or their slightly older children cowering in "safe spaces" at the University student union.

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