Trump and the Lord’s Work To get the nation’s politics unstuck, the intransigent version of the Republican Party had to be destroyed. nytimes.com|By Thomas L. Friedman

Tom Friedman is brilliant. He writes, “I think what’s propelling Donald Trump’s success more than anything is the feeling of many Americans that our politics are totally stuck. There is an overwhelming sense of “stuckness” — and the fantasy that Trump plays to, and plays up, is that he can pull the sword from the stone and do deals. No one was more responsible for this “stuckness,” though, than today’s Republican Party. When Mitch McConnell, the G.O.P. leader in the Senate, said in October 2010 that “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president,” he described the Republicans’ dominant strategy since 2008. The party stopped thinking seriously about market-based alternatives. Into that emptiness entered Trump, like an invasive species.’ ”

To get the nation’s politics unstuck, the intransigent version of the Republican Party had to be destroyed.
nytimes.com|By Thomas L. Friedman