We should expect this from the placeholder branch of the inside-the-beltway D.C. Republican party. These are the Republicans holding office as the majority party, who alway seem to react to everything with a "you mean we can do that?" mode of operation. All the time, even in the minority, the Democrats act as they were still running the damn place. Of course the corrupt, lying press treat the Dems as if they still running the place too.
These are "bi-partisan" Republicans who compromise, giving the Dems just whether want, telling the press just what they want (McCain and Graham) and doing the opposite of what the citizens who elected them want.
Here we come to the following question on "The Fourth Way". The answer is no! m/r
The first weeks of the Trump presidency have been a series of bouts in the Octagon, where our president gleefully provoked cage matches with his opponents and left them in bloody heaps on the canvas. At the same time, he has nominated the most delightfully right-wing cabinet in American history, converting some #NeverTrumpers into #OkayMaybes. Into this brawl wades Hugh Hewitt with his new book, The Fourth Way: The Conservative Playbook for a Lasting GOP Majority, a clarion of wonky rationality sounding in the midst of the beautiful chaos.
The Fourth Way is a short and pithy game plan, a sort of half wish list, half to-do list for the new president and Congress. It’s a policy book (but a readable one), yet it’s directed at an administration that’s less about policy than about vibe, as well as a Congress that’s less about policy than trying to figure out how to pursue its own often out-of-whack-with-the-base priorities in the shadow of the Orange Sledgehammer at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Hewitt understood that Trump could win and that we could grab the Senate too, but he couldn’t quite let himself dare to hope that it would happen (Neither did I, frankly). To the extent the Republican Party collectively asked “What do we do now?” in the wake of the biggest upset in our history, this is his attempt to answer.
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