The Realignment That Wasn’t

Source: Law & Liberty
by James M Patterson

“National Conservatives made a bet on a major political realignment following the election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency in 2016. The hope was that moderate Democrats might find appeal in a Republican Party that would pivot against liberal immigration policy, free markets, and defense of American interests abroad, advocating instead for closing the borders, introducing industrial policy, and expecting allies to rely less on our defense forces. That realignment has not surfaced. Why is that? There are three reasons.” (11/09/23)