After 3 and half years of the Trump presidency the collapse which was a long time in the making has sped up to a feverish pace.
I have tried to keep track of the demise……
I have written many times that the GOP of my grandfather’s day (that would be the 1956 party) was a good and responsible party and then Reagan appeared and it has been in decline ever since…..
A political scientist at the beginning of the Trump residency stated that his, Trump’s, racism will help bring a demise of a once proud party.
Citing the work of a University of a Washington political scientist, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank said Donald Trump and his racist rhetoric has accelerated the decline of the Republican party in a country that is seeing major demographic changes and because white voters are increasingly turned off by it.
As Milbank wrote, four years ago Christopher Parker, who is Black, predicted a Trump candidacy would “do more to advance racial understanding than the election of Barack Obama.”
Writing in the American Prospect, Parker explained, “Trump’s clear bigotry makes it impossible for whites to deny the existence of racism in America. . . . His success clashes with many white Americans’ vision of the United States as a fair and just place.”
With the rise of the Balck Lives Matter movement at a time when Trump’s political fortunes are collapsing Milbank suggested that a perfect storm in voting patterns is occurring faster than expected.
Has anyone noticed the the issue of racism is being slowly replaced by the call to protect history, even the history of slavery and racism…..
To answer my own question….I say yes it is….and the Old Guard is losing its hold on the party….eventually it will collapse without some major tweaking to keep it relevant in today’s political climate.
The Big Tent mentality has collapsed……it all began with Reagan then fueled by Newt and his soapbox then the Tea Party and finally the presidency of Trump….the party is NO longer the party of Lincoln.
Anyone have a comment or anything to add to this conversation…..please do so….I would like to hear from my readers.
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