Category: Jennifer Rubin

From The Washington Post:

Among the reasons #NeverTrump Republicans opposed Donald Trump’s election was that his lack of conservative principles and ethical stands would inevitably corrupt, intellectually and morally, the GOP. Republicans would feel compelled to defend anti-free-market and anti-democratic moves. They’d wind up as apologists for behavior and policies they would never have tolerated in a Democratic administration. This has happened already, and the president-elect hasn’t even finished picking his Cabinet.

On the ethical front, the Republicans remain mute about Trump’s ongoing morass of conflicts, the mixing of private and public interests and the unwillingness to recognize that his foreign holdings pose a constitutional problem.

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From The Washington Post:

Professional politicians, think-tankers and pundits have the wacky notion that candidates tell voters what they intend to do and voters choose the candidate whose plans they like the best. That happens to be the premise of representative democracy and the basis for much of political advertising, speechmaking and polling. The problem is that it appears not to be a realistic assessment of modern politics.

President-elect Donald Trump’s key campaign issues — protectionism, mass deportation and repealing Obamacare — do not appear to be in the cards. In some cases, voters would be delighted to see Trump abandon his campaign promises.

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