.: "A conservative friend of mine recently had a meal with a prominent Republican officeholder who, when asked what explained Trump’s growing appeal in his state, told my friend it was in reaction to Obama and it was mainly a matter of race."
"The main thing I’ve gained in unfastening myself from the GOP is critical distance and detachment ... One can see certain things from outside the silo that one cannot see within it," argues .
A supremely powerful piece from -- the kind of essay that marks the true ideological realignment of our parties, and our national thought leaders.
"Today I see the Republican Party through the clarifying prism of Donald Trump, who consistently appealed to the ugliest instincts and attitudes of the GOP base." on leaving the GOP
Peter Wehner: What I Gained by Leaving the Republican Party ⁦
I agree with all of this, and have felt precisely the same way - but captures both the substance and feel better than I ever could.
Peter Wehner: I Left the GOP Because of Trump - The Atlantic
.⁦⁩: “The main thing i’ve gained in unfastening myself from the GOP is critical distance and detachment. One can see certain things from outside the silo that one cannot see within it.” That’s been my experience too. Great essay!
"Today I see the Republican Party through the clarifying prism of Donald Trump, who consistently appealed to the ugliest instincts and attitudes of the GOP base." on leaving the GOP
Terrific piece by on political homelessness, the case for epistemological modesty, and what's happened to the Party of Lincoln.