Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Donald Trump As Mussolini
Dana Milbank compares Trump's political style to Mussolini's methods of appealing to the disaffected masses in Italy. He is on target. Unfortunately, Trump's style is very appealing to a substantial segment of the Republican Party. The big question is whether the Republican Party will reject Trump, and the cognitively challenged part of its base that supports him. That is not likely to happen. There is no viable Republican Party without a large misinformed populist base. That political party disappeared when Richard Nixon won the presidency by turning Dixiecrats into reliable Republican voters. Rockefeller Republicans are a minority within the GOP.