A couple of months ago, I wrote a piece for the American Conservative that attempted to offer an introduction to the nasty politics of Donald J. Trump.
While that effort succeeded in doing just that, I was struck by how much more interesting and insightful it would have been if it had focused on the politics of the Republican party, which have become increasingly nasty, and not just because of Trump.
This is why it is important to take the politics and ideology of the party at face value, rather than try to paint it in a partisan way.
What I mean by that is, while it is tempting to dismiss the GOP as the party of bigotry, bigotry is actually a necessary evil for the GOP to succeed, because it enables the GOP’s opponents to have an even more effective argument.
To that end, I have decided to take a look at the politics, ideology, and policies of the GOP today, and then offer a detailed analysis of the politics that are fueling the most hateful political climate.
First, a few quick points.
The American conservative has become less and less interested in covering the Republican Party’s policies, especially its politics.
This has not been because the conservative has decided to abandon the GOP altogether, but rather because it has become too boring to devote an entire column to its policies, and the right’s political base is increasingly unwilling to participate in politics.
That is a good thing.
In fact, the party’s politics are becoming increasingly ugly, and it has been the GOP that has been most guilty of the problem.
First, the GOP has become more extreme over the last decade or so.
The right-wing base has grown increasingly hostile to the left and the center.
It has been a long time since the Republican base has been so hostile to anyone on the left or the center, and while the party has generally stayed in the center of American politics, the right has moved far to the right.
The left and center are now seen as enemies of the people, and even the liberal left has grown hostile to them.
It was only a few years ago that the party was considered the party for people who wanted to keep America safe.
But the right now is viewed as the Party for the destruction of the American middle class.
The GOP has adopted a brand of extreme conservatism that is completely at odds with the values and principles that make America exceptional.
The Trumpian rhetoric of the last few months has given way to the most extreme, hateful political rhetoric that has not existed in the past decade.
There are many examples of that.
First and foremost, Trump has been calling the mainstream media dishonest, and has even threatened to physically attack CNN reporters.
He has also recently threatened to defund CNN and MSNBC.
The most outrageous and offensive rhetoric from the GOP is coming from Republicans like Sen. Ted Cruz, who has called for a “bloodbath” at CNN.
And, in an unprecedented move, the House has passed a bill that would allow Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood, which is seen as providing abortions to women who are not married.
And now, the Senate is considering a bill to defund all abortion providers in the country, including Planned Parenthood.
That’s just one example.
Second, the Republican right is increasingly hostile toward women.
Over the past several decades, the conservative base has become increasingly hostile and aggressive toward women, and that hostility has become worse as the right continues to lose women’s votes.
This isn’t to say that the Republican electorate is not diverse, but it is to say the GOP doesn’t currently have an ideological or political base that is diverse enough to sustain a moderate party.
As a result, it is becoming more and more difficult to maintain an inclusive, non-racist, and socially tolerant party, and in many ways, it has gone further in this direction than ever before.
Third, the politics in the Republican field have become more and, more, nasty.
A year ago, when I wrote that The American Conservatives should stop writing about the Republican race, I said that the article would be a useful primer for people interested in understanding the politics behind the 2016 election.
That was before the rise of Donald Trumps candidacy and his nomination as the Republican presidential nominee.
The party that has dominated the country for most of the past four decades, in other words, has become a party of the extreme right.
In the years since then, it hasn’t been easy to keep the article interesting, and a few things have changed.
For one, there is now a lot more mainstream talk about the Trump candidacy, and some Republicans are now taking him seriously as a serious presidential candidate.
The 2016 election was a watershed moment in the history of American conservatism.
But it was also a watershed in the politics.
If the American conservative is serious about covering the GOP and its politics, he or she should stop pretending that the