Last week, those of us worried about Trump’s election were told “Don’t worry; Trump didn’t mean all those racist things he said while campaigning!” Now it’s “Don’t worry; Trump won’t listen to the white nationalist whom he named White House chief strategist!”
Remember when then-vice president Dick Cheney (among others) said “The American way of life is nonnegotiable?” It helps explains the current popularity of Bernie Sanders among left-wingers and Donald Trump among the right – but solves nothing.
Republicans used to be the party of big business, and Democrats the party of the middle and working classes. Now the Democrats are the party of big business and Republicans the party of extreme social or religious conservatism. Nobody speaks for the rest of us.
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