How to Take Back the Republican Party
Going to be a long row to hoe.
Author: Jonathan Bernstein
A lot of voters who normally vote Republican, or at least consider voting Republican, have a strong aversion to the direction of the Republican Party under President Donald Trump. What should they do in the next few elections?
A lot of intriguing answers have recently emerged _ some involving a boycott of the GOP, or commissions, or new laws. But the correct answer is far less complicated: Only Republicans or those who lean that way can steer the party back from its radical path.
This discussion began with an argument from two nonpartisan and anti-Trump centrists, Jonathan Rauch and Benjamin Wittes. Folks like them have taken pride in voting for good candidates from both parties. Now, they argue, they must vote against Republicans up and down the ballot. Only by doing so can people contain the real threat to democracy posed by Trump and what they call “Trump’s Republican enablers.”