Memo to the Media and Moderates: The GOP You Love is Gone

The persistent and oft-perpetuated myth of a less Trumpy GOP is deferring important decisions and normalizing dangerous behavior

Last week, the authors of Politico Playbook handed over authorship of their newsletter to an anonymous aide to an unnamed Republican moderate Senator. This aide had carte blanche to complain incessantly about moderate Republicans not being taken seriously by the Biden White House and the broader political establishment. Neither this aide — nor the autho…

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