It accused America’s left-leaning elites of paving the way for a Soviet victory in the Cold War.
The book sold 7 million copies – but Johnson crushed Goldwater in the election.
I may not like it but I’m not surprised that Trump tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt – a crusading climate change denier and an advocate of dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency – to run the EPA – presumably into the ground.
Anyone who interpreted Al Gore’s meeting with Trump as a sign of his open-mindedness on climate change got played, just like Gore got played.
Similarly I’m cynical but not shocked that Trump’s picks for treasury secretary National Economic Council and chief adviser – Steven Mnuchin – Gary Cohn and Steve Bannon – are alumni of Goldman Sachs.
A billionaire managed to hijack Bernie Sanders’ indictment of Wall Street and brand Hillary Clinton as the stooge of Goldman Sachs.
The success of that impersonation isn’t on Trump – it’s on us.
I’m infuriated but not startled that Trump refuses to disclose his tax returns – divest his assets – create a credible blind trust – obey the constitutional prohibition of foreign emoluments or eliminate the conflict between fattening his family fortune and advancing American interests.
That’s not draining the swamp – it’s drinking it.