American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump

American Carnage On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump Politico Magazine s chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider s look at the making of the modern Republican Party how a decade of cultural upheaval populist outrage and ideological

  • Title: American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump
  • Author: Tim Alberta
  • ISBN: 006289644
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Politico Magazine s chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider s look at the making of the modern Republican Party how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents Donald J Trump.The 2016 election was a watershed for the United States But, as Tim Politico Magazine s chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider s look at the making of the modern Republican Party how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents Donald J Trump.The 2016 election was a watershed for the United States But, as Tim Alberta explains in American Carnage, to understand Trump s victory is to view him not as the creator of this era of polarization and bruising partisanship, but rather as its most manifest consequence.American Carnage is the story of a president s rise based on a country s evolution and a party s collapse As George W Bush left office with record low approval ratings and Barack Obama led a Democratic takeover of Washington, Republicans faced a moment of reckoning They had no vision, no generation of new leaders, and no energy in the party s base Yet Obama s forceful pursuit of his progressive agenda, coupled with the nation s rapidly changing societal and demographic identity, lit a fire under the right, returning Republicans to power and inviting a bloody struggle for the party s identity in the post Bush era The factions that emerged one led by absolutists like Jim Jordan and Ted Cruz, the other led by pragmatists like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell engaged in a series of devastating internecine clashes and attempted coups for control

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