Let's party like it's 2007
Krugman succinctly points out how cynical, bad faith, hyper-partisanship pervades every last corner ofconservatism:
They are all liars.
Just look at the "Club for Growth" types like Stephen Moore backing Trump to the hilt despite having pent decades ranting about free trade and now holding themselves out as protectionist working class heroes sticking it to the man. "Makers not takers" remember?
If we survive this debacle, it's going to be very tempting for the media to blame everything on Trump and declare that we much go back to "normal."
No. That "normal" paved the way for Trump. It's gotten us into trouble over and over again. It's the whole movement, the whole party, the entire philosophy and worldview that is corrupt. They have a lot of 'splainin' to do before they can ever be trusted to argue or negotiate in good faith. A lot.
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Buckle up everybody. It's going to be a very bumpy New Year!
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