Professor Zelizer should be praised, not blamed, for his views on Newt Gingrich. This former Speaker of the House of Representatives is indeed the model for Donald Trump, along with many Republican leaders and journalists since 1917. They have demonized their opponents as communists and socialists, government as bad, conservatism as radical anarchy, and America as the market place for crime and lies. Perhaps the GOP can get back on the right track, but history shows this is only a temporary diversion for a party that is of the rich, by the rich, for the rich, which shall not perish from the earth.
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