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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Krauthammer: How the new Republican majority can succeed

Charles Krauthammer  "Donald Trump won fair and square and, as Hillary Clinton said in her concession speech, is owed an open mind and a chance to lead. It is therefore incumbent upon conservatives (like me) who have been highly critical of Trump to think through how to make a success of the coming years of Republican rule.

"It begins by recognizing Trump’s remarkable political instincts. As House Speaker Paul Ryan noted in his morning-after olive-branch news conference, Trump heard “a voice out in this country that no one else heard.” Trump spoke to and for a working class squeezed and ruined by rapid technological and economic transformation. 

"One of the principal tasks for the now-dominant GOP is to craft a governing agenda that actually alters their lives and prospects. In the end, it was this constituency of those left behind by the new globalized digital economy that delivered the presidency to Trump.

"Nonetheless, this election was not just about the social/economic divide. It was also about the ideological divide between left and right." . . . 

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