The GOP and conservatism
Re: “Trump jeopardizes a century of conservative politics,” Dec. 27 George F. Will column.
Normally I respect George F. Will’s commentary, but his latest rant against Donald Trump is based on the flawed premise that the Republican Party represents conservative values.
The recently passed federal spending budget is a case in point. When considering the continuation of deficit spending, failure to rein in out-of-control social programs, continued funding of President Obama’s outrageous immigration policies, etc., one would never know that the majority in both chambers of Congress either call themselves conservatives or otherwise get labeled as such. In many ways there’s become very little difference between many of these individuals and their liberal Democratic counterparts. Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Cory “Go with the Flow” Gardner is a good example.
SoWill can blame Trump all he wants for jeopardizing conservatism, but in reality the Republican Party beat him to it a long time ago, which, incidentally, is why outsider candidates like Trump are doing so well today.
Douglas Fleecs, Greeley