Conservative New York Columnist David Brooks has been speaking out about the ills within the Republican Party for some time. He wrote an excellent piece recently that all should read. Today on Meet the Press he did not hold back.
David Brooks continues his campaign against the Republican Party
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David Brooks continues his crusade speaking to anyone who would listen, about the degeneration of the Republican Party. Chuck Todd referenced the article Brooks wrote recently and asked what would be the impact of a Roy Moore win to the Republican Party. Brooks did not mince his words. He was blunt.
"It would be a temporary vote for a Supreme Court Justice, for a tax cut but for a generation you are repulsive," said Brooks. "You are repulsive to younger people, twenty-eight percent of millennials think the Republican Party thinks about them. That's just a generational problem. You are repulsive to people of color forever. And so you end up, not only making yourself unpopular but to corrupting a piece of yourself. To me, the interesting people in this whole deal are the honorable Republicans in Congress. T,he Portman(s), the McCain(s), the Barrasso(s), Tim Scott. A couple of them have been very principled. But a lot of them have said, 'I am going to tolerate Trump's dishonesty. I am going to tolerate some racial politics.' But now they have to tolerate rape. Now they have to tolerate pedophilia. There is no end to what they are going to be asked to tolerate. And that is internally so corrosive."
If we had many more middle-of-the-road Republicans making this case ad nauseam, just maybe more in the Right Wing base would get out of their mode and see the light. The Republican Party is now a clear and present danger to America. If smart Republicans do not make a change to their party in the near term, and if they do not lose power, the country is in trouble. And that is why Progressives must engage to force change.
Also published on Medium.