Good Grief! An NRO Contributor With a Brain!

Just a quote (thanks to LC & IB Bill Quick):

Can the GOP Win without Trump’s Voters?

No, they can’t.

…with respect to Trump, the greatest challenge facing Republicans is not to say what they see, but to see what they see. And the failure of the GOP establishment (and even of many conservatives outside it) to see what they see — their blindness to the infuriated alienation of their middle- and working-class voters — explains a great deal about the Trump phenomenon. Trump, despite all his vulgarity and boorishness, has, along with fellow anti-establishment candidates such as Ted Cruz and Ben Carson, given these voters a voice that has not recently been heard. The Beltway GOP believes its voters are having a temper tantrum. But it would be more accurate to say that they are responding with understandable anger to a party that has failed over several election cycles to address their legitimate fears and concerns.

Read the whole thing. He’s at times irritatingly condescending, but he’s right.

Maybe if the GOP woke up to reality, they’d stand a chance of ever winning an election again.

You don’t go to war with the army you want, you go to war with the army you’ve got.


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