Everybody knows how divided the GOP is but these two tweets within inches of each other in my Twitter feed depict the situation.
First, Sen. Jeff Flake:
After what we know, for Republicans to support Roy Moore over Doug Jones is political tribalism at its worst. We shouldn’t succumb to it
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) November 26, 2017
Then, as if on cue to illustrate Flake’s assertion, enter Dinesh D’Souza:
If Roy Moore wins it will be the most demoralizing blow for the media since @realDonaldTrump ‘s election—so let’s make it happen
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) November 26, 2017
These are two people who would agree about many things related to policy but are worlds apart on character. All that goes with Trumpism has served to split the GOP in ways the Dems could only hope to do. The witches brew of Christian nationalism and nativism is a political religion which has led so many people to call evil good and good evil. The destruction has come from within.
D’Souza wants to stick it to media. At the end of the day, what’s the good of that? He may feel better somehow, but how does that help ordinary working people? Here’s hoping some principled people rise up in positions of power who seek the common good, not just for their tribe.