Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston
Monday, April 4, 2016
"The Damage Is Already Deep"
"But the durability of Trump’s appeal creates a conundrum for many Republicans. For decades, some of us have argued that the liberal stereotype of Republicans as extreme, dim and intolerant is inaccurate and unfair.
But here is a candidate for president who fully embodies the liberal stereotype of Republicans — who thinks this is the way a conservative should sound — and has found support from a committed plurality of the party.
If the worst enemies of conservatism were to construct a Frankenstein figure that represents the worst elements of right-wing politics, Donald Trump would be it.
But it is Republicans who are giving him life. And the damage is already deep. "