Posted by Wordsmith on 18 January, 2017 at 9:59 pm. 12 comments already!


Michael J Hout contributing for The Hill:

Now I am considering becoming a Republican.

My concerns that led me to this point are many, but they can essentially be divided into three larger qualms.

Identity politics

First is the increasing reliance of the party on identity politics, and the circumvention of earnest debate that results from this strategy. Not only is this brand of politics untenable — and unattractive to an overwhelming number of Americans — it stifles debate in that it simplifies and seeks to accuse in a way that is alienating as well as condescending and undeniably exclusive.

Not since the days of McCarthyism has the demand to conform been greater — and that should concern all Americans.

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