The White House. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP
In the new issue of New York magazine, Frank Rich cautions liberals about getting too ecstatic over last week's election. As we've been telling you, this is Trump's GOP. The full article publishes at 8am ET, but we've got a few early excerpts:
- "Old-line Establishment Republicans in the Senate and the House, even very conservative ones like [Arizona's Sen. Jeff] Flake, are engaging in self-deportation, as Mitt Romney might say, rather than face a firing squad in the primaries."
- "By illuminating a pathway to power that no one had thought possible, and demolishing the civic guardrails that we assumed protected us, ... Trump has paved the way for far slicker opportunists."
- "The idea that the pre-Trump GOP will make a post-Trump comeback to vanquish these forces is laughable."
- "The remains of Establishment Republicanism are at best a Potemkin village."