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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #5)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:09 PM

6. Rubin has been a Never-Trumper all along, as has Republican columnist Michael Gerson,

also of The Washington Post.

She, Gerson, David Brooks, David Frum, and other reasonably intelligent and articulate conservative pundits who are doing a good job of excoriating Cheato nevertheless do not acknowledge--or even recognize--that Trump is the inevitable destination the radicalized RW train they have been riding on has been headed toward all along.

Frum, for example, was W's speech writer (the guy who coined the phrase "axis of evil" for Bushie).

Trump, as awful as he is, is clearly in a direct line that leads from W to Palin to Trump. He is not an outlier, but the perfect embodiment, the consummation, of the political tactics the Republicans and their pundits have been employing for decades as a means of propagandizing ordinary people into voting for the GOP despite the fact that GOP policies are the exact opposite of what most Americans really support when they are asked about positions without being told that this or that position is supported by the Democratic or Republican party.

All along the Republicans, even "respectable" ones, have pursued power and profit over any other consideration, and they have willingly played to the basest impulses and prejudices of their (appropriately designated) base.

For now I enjoy reading these Never-Trump columnists, but I never forget that they have all along been complicit in the degeneration of the Republican Party and its ideology.

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