Sunday, February 28, 2016

America has been lurching toward a Trump for 30 years
People say that Trump is an unconventional candidate and that he represents a break from politics as usual. That’s not true.
Trump is the culmination of the trends we have been seeing for the last 30 years: the desire for outsiders; the bashing style of rhetoric that makes conversation impossible; the decline of coherent political parties; the declining importance of policy; the tendency to fight cultural battles and identity wars through political means.
To read New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks’ brilliant shish kabobbing of The Donald’s bullshit, click on

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