16 November 2016

Republicans told their voters that politics is inherently evil. That stuck them with Trump.

Republicans set the stage for Trump not only by stoking Tea Party anger, but by convincing their constituents that the very idea of politics is repugnant, and only someone untainted by it could lead their party. And then they're amazed when the political neophyte they nominated turns out to have no idea what he's doing.

Paul Waldman