It’s not just the ghost of Nixon that is coming to that conclusion, it’s every Republican with presidential ambition.. The party long ago cast out any Republicans with any sense of actual conservative values.
Now McConnell sits atop the remnants of the old guard, itself eviscerated by the countless Tea Party purges and is preparing for the fight of his life against Trump and his minions, still claiming to be a kind of Mar-a-lardo tin horn dictatorship and capable of threatening Republicans in primary elections across rural America.
Waiting in the wings are a rogue’s gallery of Qanon conspirators and fascist usurpers who are just waiting for whatever comes next. We have four very short years to tamp down the current pandemic, rebuild our economy and reform our electoral system, and prepare our infrastructure for global competition and climate change.. Failing in these tasks means the ghosts of Nixon and worse demagogues than Trump will be unleashed in a two party system that now has one party openly advocating authoritarianism.. democracy will not survive that.
May 24, 2017