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 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/opinion/the-governing-cancer-of-our-time.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad&_r=0