The New York Times editorial board decided to take a victory lap nine days before the election, this time claiming that the Republican party is going to die with the defeat of President Trump.
Of all the things President Trump has destroyed, the Republican Party is among the most dismaying.
“Destroyed” is perhaps too simplistic, though. It would be more precise to say that Mr. Trump accelerated his party’s demise, exposing the rot that has been eating at its core for decades and leaving it a hollowed-out shell devoid of ideas, values or integrity, committed solely to preserving its own power even at the expense of democratic norms, institutions and ideals.
Mr. Trump’s corrosive influence on his party would fill a book. It has, in fact, filled several, as well as a slew of articles, social media posts and op-eds, written by conservatives both heartbroken and incensed over what has become of their party.
The scars of Mr. Trump’s presidency will linger long after he leaves office. Some Republicans believe that, if those scars run only four years deep, rather than eight, their party can be nursed back to health. Others question whether there is anything left worth saving. Mr. Stevens’s prescription: “Burn it to the ground, and start over.”
The narrative among Never-Trump Conservatives is that the only reason Republicans are hated so much is because of President Trump. They claim that Trump is the one causing this giant divide. Take a look, however, at what is being said here. The New York Times is only claiming that President Trump is going to “accelerate” the demise of the Republican Party. They claim that for years Republicans have been breaking norms as a way to keep power. Obviously, the opposite is true. The Democrats are the ones who throw everything out the window as a way to get power. But this debunks the Never-Trump point anyway. The left hates conservatives, that is simply the truth. Unless you fall completely in line with their every view then they will attack and smear you. It doesn’t matter if you’re President Trump or Mitt Romney.
Also, remember this next time the New York Times tells you how unbias they are. This is how the New York Times feels about the Republican Party. This is how the New York Times feels about you.
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