It’s not about you, and it never really is. Donald Trump learned this last night when Republican voters in Alabama chose Roy Moore over Trump’s preferred candidate, Luther Strange, in a special election to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat. Trump’s immigration ban and attack on NFL players who kneel down for their beliefs wasn’t enough. Voters did what they wanted—not what Trump told them to do.
It was no different with Barack Obama, who was supposed to be our first post-partisan president. His brilliance and audacity were supposed to transcend Washington’s differences. Instead, eight years passed with just one meaningful legislative accomplishment to speak of—and it was passed on a straight party line vote. (Read)