The 2017 OC Connect High School Football pool starts Thursday 8/24

Get your predictions in here!

Click the X at the upper right to dismiss this message.

Trump and the politics of racial identity

broman
Posts: 2489
Joined: Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:52 am

Trump and the politics of racial identity

Postby broman » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:19 am

Powerful words from David Brooks

"Do you think there's as much discrimination against white people as against everybody else?" a large percentage say yes. How strong is white identity for a lot of Republicans? For about 47% of the Republican Party, the sense of being white, of whiteness, is a strong identity factor. For the other half, not so much a factor. They believe in conservative ideas are good for everybody. And Donald Trump is playing for the white identity party. And therefore, it's becoming harder, operationally, to be a Republican without suddenly siding with that. And so the other half of the party has to decide, "Can we side with a guy who's constantly dragging us into racial identity politics over and over again in a way that becomes offensive. I've been a conservative for 30 years, going to all these magazines, you never used to hear racial stuff at conservative gatherings." But now it's suddenly become very hard to be a Republican and not be somehow associated with something racially reprehensible.

https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/ ... 17-n806371



User avatar
Omar Bongo
Posts: 4217
Joined: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:59 pm

Re: Trump and the politics of racial identity

Postby Omar Bongo » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:38 pm

David Brooks is a republican I could have a beer with...and who would have a beer with me
I thought it would be easier
Donald Trump

How stupid is our country?
Donald Trump

broman
Posts: 2489
Joined: Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:52 am

Re: Trump and the politics of racial identity

Postby broman » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:18 pm

GOP operatives talking about the GOP

Seven years after Republicans first seized on the unruly rise of the Tea Party as a vehicle for winning elections, GOP leaders are confronting a stark reality: They have lost all control and comprehension of the populist movement they were supposed to be marshaling—and they may soon be facing a mutiny.

The volatile dynamic inside the Republican Party was thrown into sharp relief last week when Roy Moore—a fringe relic of the fading religious right—emerged victorious in Alabama’s GOP Senate primary, defeating the establishment incumbent President Trump had endorsed.

Nick Everhart, a GOP media consultant who has worked for dozens of Tea Party-aligned campaigns over the years, said there’s little use in trying to explain the unpredictable behavior of the conservative base with issues or ideology. “The idea that these movements are driven by any kind of intellectual, structured thing is ridiculous. They’re always a backlash to the moment.

Reed Galen, a political consultant who served as Arizona Senator John McCain’s deputy campaign manager in the 2008 presidential race. “None of this is based on ideology or shared purpose,” he said. “The activist, angry wing of the GOP … doesn’t care about progress or making America great again. It lives and breathes on anger and resentment. That’s a difficult movement to direct and control.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar ... ol/541650/

Return to “National”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: GrapeshotCrawler, Yandex [Bot] and 0 guests