In his Monday New York Times column, Paul Krugman gave a brief history of the Republican Party’s commitment to political style over policy substance, concluding that the ascendancy of Donald Trump is merely establishment Republicans being forced to occupy the bed they made.
“George W. Bush was supposed to get your vote because he was someone you’d enjoy having a beer with, unlike that stiff, boring guy Al Gore with all his facts and figures,” Krugman argued. When Gore attempted to discuss policy differences, Republicans complained about the candidate’s “fuzzy math” and the media went right along with them, deeming the vice president to have lost the debates...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
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