What the GOP needs to do to stop Trump
The Republicans can’t stop Trump.
They can’t keep him out of the White House.
But the party needs to change.
Republicans should have a real conversation about what the party is for, what we want to accomplish, and what we think the right approach is.
Republicans need to understand that their primary focus is to stop the Trump presidency, not to make him president.
And they need to begin thinking about what kind of party they want to build.
So what should Republicans do?
How should they address Trump’s failures and the dysfunction of their party?
They should do so in a manner that doesn’t reinforce his authoritarianism and the power he wields.
The GOP should understand that Trump has made the GOP a powerful, powerful party.
They should recognize that the party’s founding fathers understood that power is derived from what we do, not what we say.
They also understood that when we have power, we should work hard to make it good.
We need to get real about what it is that the Republican Party is for and how we are going to use it.
And we need to stop making it a partisan issue.
Trumpism is not an existential threat to the Republican party.
It is a fact of life in this country.
As long as Republicans can rally around the values of liberty, freedom, and individual responsibility, they will be able to fight Trump.
The Trump phenomenon has only strengthened our resolve to fight the forces that threaten our democracy and our country.
And it will only be a matter of time before our party starts thinking about how to fight back.