Perhaps the most fascinating part of this mind-bendingly historic election cycle is that so many conservative Republicans are standing up to say they have had enough. They “aren’t leaving their party,” to paraphrase Ronald Reagan when he supported Barry Goldwater’s conservative movement, “their party is leaving them.”
Goldwater. Eisenhower. Carlson. Powell. Not elites, but “real Republicans” who are very “pro-Republican” are challenging the far-right anti-choice extremes within their own party.
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Gen. Colin Powell is concerned about the extreme rightward shift of the Republican Party and the potential for two more conservatives being appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.