What Are You Going to Do About It?

[Content Note: Bigotry.]

I've got a new piece up at BNR: "Conservatives Are Despondent About the Republican Party — They Should Be."
They have every reason to lament the state of the Republican Party. After four days immersed in the Republican convention, I was left with a physical, lingering feeling of unease. I was unsettled. These were not people with whom I merely had deep political disagreements, but people who were espousing a vision of and for America that is fundamentally at odds with what most people, of either party, want the country to be.

I am relieved to know that there are conservatives who are just as alarmed as I am; who also watched the Democratic convention and saw how stark the differences between the two parties now are.

But I'm also wondering: What are they going to do about it?

Simply not voting for Donald isn't good enough. It took the Republican Party decades to reach this point – and, let us be perfectly clear: It didn't happen by accident.

...Conservatives who are horrified by this spectacle cannot bury their heads in the sand, nor can they put a bandage on this mess with some sort of half-hearted, ineffectual protest vote for Gary Johnson.

What is required, urgently, is a full-throated repudiation of everything that has happened in this election; a wholesale rejection of Donald and his movement.

The situation is grim. We know it and they know it. Public hand-wringing and a refusal to endorse Donald is aggressively insufficient.
Can you guess what my recommendation is? (I bet you can!) Head on over to read the whole thing.

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