The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Opinion | There’s No Going Back. The G.O.P. Is Trump’s Party. - The New York Times

The ranks of anti-Trump Republicans grow thinner by the day. They’re retiring from Congress. They’re writing memoirs blasting their former friends. But they hold out hope for the future. If the Republican Party could undergo such a profound change in personality and policy thanks to just one man in a mere three years, who’s to say it can’t change back? The Trump coalition seems so impermanent, after all, a motley mix of Southern evangelicals, businessmen who think like the Chamber of Commerce and disaffected white voters from the Rust Belt. Throw in foreign-policy hawks and anti-interventionist America Firsters, and Mr. Trump’s Republican Party looks like an impossible contradiction. It can’t last. Can it?

Yes, it can.


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Why don't you print the first couple of comments. Some of us refuse to pay the NYT for access.

Posted by: Paul McKaskle | Nov 4, 2018 7:13:50 PM

Second comment: "The party of Lincoln and Roosevelt embraced rather than demonized immigrants and people of color," Lincoln wanted to expel the freed slaves to Africa.

Posted by: dearieme | Nov 5, 2018 2:24:34 AM