2016 IS ABOUT THE ‘OLD POLITICAL CONSENSUS’ BEING DEAD

2016 IS ABOUT THE ‘OLD POLITICAL CONSENSUS’ BEING DEAD

My friend, J.E.Dyer has written a post about the current political environment that is so excellent that I thought I would repost it here so you can read it.

Everybody seems to be running around in fear, confusion, or both, about what’s going on with the American political right.

I call it that – the “American political right” – because it isn’t coherent or unified enough to call it “conservatives” or “the Republican Party,” and still correctly signify the majority of the people in it.  This, in fact, is one of the biggest sources of confusion.

If you enthusiastically support Trump, you’re not a conservative, by any definition.  That doesn’t mean you’re a bad person.  It means you don’t prioritize the actual principles of American political conservatism.  You’re not making your choice based on those principles.
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