Has a political party that for generations dedicated itself to serving the poor and the striving become instead the province of the educated and the elite? And, conversely, can a party that for decades has served business interests transform itself into a populist vanguard?Too right, bro, that's why we elected him. Our vote for Trump was a twofer; as much "no confidence" in the impotent GOP establishment as it was against Obama's malevolent Democrats.
These questions may be troubling but are overdue for examination. One, maybe two, cheers for Donald Trump for raising them. But only one for the answers both Republicans and Democrats are providing.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
The View from Pittsburgh
David Shribman, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, writes with wisdom about national politics from outside the Beltway. Today he examines Trump's impact on American politics.