Friday, July 28, 2017

David Brooks Picked The Wrong Arizona Senator To Save The GOP

John McCain just voted to end the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare without a real replacement.  His fellow senator from Arizona voted for the healthcare bill which was only a ploy to create a partisan bill in a conference with Paul Ryan's House which had produced a terrible bill that was rejected by the Senate.  Brooks wrote this article to praise Jeff Flakes book which argues that Trump has ruined the Republican Party.  Flake is a traditional conservative who subscribes to a libertarian set of ideals that mean nothing to Trump.  Brooks liked Flake's book but he explains why the Republican Party paved the way for Trump with its libertarian ideas.  The libertarian rejection of an active government was exploited by Trump.  He ran his campaign as a Washington critic.  He argued that he would "drain the swamp" and make America great again.  He never told his supporters what he intended to do in order to drain the swamp and make America great again.  He has done what he can to turn our government into an autocracy that resembles the small organization that he ran for personal gain.  David Brooks has come a long from his role as an opinion leader for the Republican Party.  Trump's rise to power was the last step in the process.

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