Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Recommended Reading

Yesterday's endorsement by Sarah Palin of Donald Trump's presidential run led to a fun twenty-four hours of snark ("Dumb & Dumber," "I'm With Stupid," that kind of thing). But in a broader sense, the way that Trump is so decisively the frontrunner in his field, with no serious challenger emerging thus far, all the while representing an amped-up version of Palin politics certainly puts her role in the party into stark focus. As TPM's Josh Marshall notes:
Let's put it starkly. Whose Republican party is this? McCain's? Romney's? Bush's? Boehner's? Ryan's? There's little question that the 2016 GOP is the party of Sarah Palin. Donald Trump is simply the successor who is bringing what she started to fruition - the Joshua to her Moses, the Umar to her Muhammad.
I have to think both Trump and Palin would love that last comparison. Anyway, Marshall continues, and you can read it here.

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