Posted by TJ Ker on March 18, 2016 at 14:58:11:
In Reply to: Trump is winning because of the Republicans-book posted by LeeH on March 18, 2016 at 10:49:52:
: Trump is winning because the Republicans in Congress have made Washington politicians look like lazy do-nothings who won't even do the job they're paid to do.
Exactly! That is the paradox I was talking about earlier. After all, this is the Republican primary, not the general election. They are voting for Trump because they are against "the establishment," and in this GOP primary election, the establishment is the other mainstream Republicans. Trump's success is repudiating the mainstream Republican approach to governing (i.e. not-governing) and they don't like what it is implying about them. They don't like it one bit, so they just call him "a liberal" in order to take the focus away from themselves and their well-established track record.
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