David Frum has a brilliant piece in the Atlantic that outlines in 13 points the actual platform of the Republican Party and explains why the GOP won’t be rolling it out during its convention. It’s red meat for a minority and too scary and cynical for a majority of Americans.
The points are all discoverable in the behavior of Republican politicians and the titular head of the party — Donald Trump. We’ve seen them implemented over the past 3.5 years on the border, in the environment, on Capitol Hill, in the White House and on the Supreme Court.
Rudy Giuliani’s 31-year old son, Andrew Giuliani, makes $95,000 per year working for the White House as “liaison to the sports community,” CNBC reports.
“I can tell you this, one Republican senator told me if it was a secret vote, 30 Republican senators would vote to impeach Trump.”
— GOP strategist Mike Murphy, on MSNBC.
“Republicans will say privately that they know they are on the wrong side of contemporary political thinking — and reality — when it comes to gun policy. Many of them will say off the record or on background that they could get away with supporting banning assault weapons, banning high-capacity magazines and tightening background checks. But they need Trump to embrace these ideas as well — and consistently. The president tends to pop his head up, support something and then retreat.”
On Sunday, June 2, by Franklin Graham, evangelicals are holding a national day of prayer as an act of fealty to Donald Trump. Given this list, plus a mountain of other evidence, it’s difficult to understand why they admire this defiantly degenerate and dissolute man, who is obviously just using them to win elections.