Republicans are surrendering to Donald Trump

The Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove, and Marco Rubio denounced Trump, but they’re now extending olive branches, says Fareed Zakaria at The Washington Post.

The modern GOP espoused free markets, free trade, social conservatism, an expansionist foreign policy, and fiscal discipline, particularly on social spending Zakaria says. (What he doesn’t say is that the Republicans were always hypocrites on these issues, particularly spending.) Now, the Republican leadership are turning their backs on those beliefs to avoid being shut out of power.

[Republicans are surrendering to Donald Trump | Fareed Zakaria | The Washington Post]

Elsewhere, a friend suggests a nasty scenario: Trump and Cruz make a deal and unite. This seems likely.

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