He’s outright leading the Republican field. Could still flame out I guess, but in a way it makes sense. Trump’s candidacy can be seen as the culmination of all Republican politics of the past 20 years–the centrality of money and wealth preservation, insincere pandering to the Christian right, and voluminous racial dog whistles to the reactionary with a hint of reckless warmongering really represent the totality of the movement as of today. And, critically, just cynical as hell. The modern GOP and Trump really are made for each other.

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  1. yup. like i keep telling republicans who poo-poo him: most of your fellow travelers want him to be president. they made the dog-whistling, race-baiting bed over the last 30 years and now they need to lie in it (and roll around in it)

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