Last Chance To Do Something “Good”

In trying to understand why Republican Leadership is dead set on passing a horribly unpopular tax bill, I think this by Kevin Drum is correct:

Republicans aren’t idiots. They can read a demographic report as well as anyone. They know their white base is shrinking and they know they’ve reached a critical point. The problem is that remaking their party is a long-term project, and while it’s happening they’re going to lose elections. It will take years to regain the trust of communities of color, and efforts to do so will alienate the whites who support them today. They could be in the wilderness a long time while this project is ongoing.

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But then a miracle happened. Donald Trump pushed the envelope further than...