“Trump likes to say that it was a great landslide (it wasn’t), that winning the electoral college is very difficult for Republicans (it isn’t) and that his overwhelming defeat in the popular vote was the result of voter fraud, mostly by undocumented immigrants (it wasn’t). While that historic election will undoubtedly provide fodder for political arguments for the next quarter-century at least, I’m more interested in whether or not the Trump circus and general Republican dysfunction has derailed those long-term trends Brownstein identified.” MORE
“The party of “family values” has fallen on hard times. The Republican Party as we know it has been transformed into the worst representation of government in our modern history. Led by a moral abomination, Donald Trump, the GOP has molded itself in the image of its inept leader and become fodder for late night comedy, resignations, impeachment and federal prison.
From the buffoonery of Donald Trump to the accusations of pedophilia against Alabama Judge Roy Moore, conservative politics are imploding, and everyone seems to understand that, except those in the middle of the meltdown. Denials, delusions, and lies are the new normal for the GOP as American citizens realize that the grand old party isn’t so grand anymore.” MORE
“President Donald Trump is in a no-win situation, and it’s all of his own making.
On Tuesday, while in Phoenix for his ambling, rambling rally, Trump met with two major Republicans, according to Politico: Jeff DeWit, the state treasurer, and Robert Graham, a former GOP state chairman. Both men are reportedly mulling a primary challenge to incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake, who has been a leading Trump target since…” MORE
” The damage has been done: As Trump barrels toward defeat, he’s dragging the GOP to the extreme right on race”