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John Rogers 3 Sep 16
1st, those two examples have people moving in different directions relative to their base, but that aside ...
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John Rogers 3 Sep 16
my point's not that the left does not engage in identity politics. Point is ...
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John Rogers 3 Sep 16
assigning them responsibility for Trump rather than the policies & politics of his actual party seems disingenuous
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Tom Nichols 3 Sep 16
Replying to @jonrog1 @TurkanaDK
It's ahistorical and wrong to assume that the positions of one party do not influence the voters of another.
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John Rogers 3 Sep 16
sure, "influence" not "completely cause them to make an obviously fundamentally morally repugnant decision."
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John Rogers 3 Sep 16
look, you can go find the tweet where I said "the RNC has to declare the guy racist & cut him loose" back in Feb
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John Rogers 3 Sep 16
and if they'd done so, and the nominee was Rubio or Kasicj I'd grumble and vote against him & endure his presidency
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John Rogers 3 Sep 16
but they didn't. The party infrastructure didn't, the other candidates didn't, Paul Ryan & McConnell etc didn't
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John Rogers 3 Sep 16
it feels, and I say this with respect, that is looking a bit more for someone to blame ...
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Tom Nichols 3 Sep 16
Replying to @jonrog1 @TurkanaDK
As I said when I originally posted, I've been saying this for years and said it specifically in 2012.
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Tom Nichols
I was standing in 's kitchen on election night and I said: 4 more years of this and the GOP could nom Hitler
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John Rogers 3 Sep 16
well, mate, maybe, just maybe, it's incumbent upon your party not to nominate Hitler.
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John Rogers 3 Sep 16
after all it's not like Romney legitimized birthed is, by embracing and legitimizing Trump.
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Tom Nichols 3 Sep 16
Replying to @jonrog1 @TurkanaDK
Truck in racial resentment and the spoils systems of identity politics, sooner or later whites will jump on that train.
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Tom Nichols 3 Sep 16
Replying to @jonrog1 @TurkanaDK
And I said this years before Trump was even a notional candidate.
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