Monday, March 7, 2016

Worth remembering: The GOP machine

I appreciate great writing and dearly wish I could contribute to it. This conclusion in a Jonathan Chait column struck me as such an elegant description of what goes on in the GOP:
The Republican Party is constructed as a machine: Into one end are fed the atavistic fears of the white working class as grist, and out the other end pops The Wall Street Journal editorial-page agenda as the finished product. Trump has shown movement conservatives how terrifyingly rickety that machine is and how easily it can be seized from them by a demagogue and repurposed toward some other goal.


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