An an Independent, I’m very concerned for the future of the Republican Party. In short time pillars of the GOP has been dismantled . Much of the damage can be attributed to President Trump’s ineptitude. However much of it lies at the feet of elected Senators and members of the house, who have chosen party over country as they do not want to offend the narrow base of Trump supporters who’ll they’ll need in the primary.
The Republican party has had a long fragile relationship with women, blacks and Latinos. Within the first year of his presidency, Millennials, LGBTQ, communities and other groups of color have joined that long and growing list of Americans who have been negatively affected by the presidents policies. A gap that is widening by the day.
Winning the Battle and Losing the War
Within the next few years, once solid red states will become purple. Trumps voters overall were considerably older than Hillary Clinton. The current average age of baby boomers is 50. After four years of President Trump, how does the party broaden its appeal?
Today, the future seems to be of little interest to stake holders. There is little opposition to the Presidents Policies, the focus in 2017 is a win at all costs.
While I’m not enamored by either party. I’m convinced we need at the minimum two parties. The question is, will one of those parties be the Republican party ?