Lobotomizing of Conservative Intellectualism.

A Reagan Republican speaks out.

‘Trump Is What Happens When a Political Party Abandons Ideas’ - POLITICO Magazine: "

".. Republican policy analysis and research have virtually disappeared altogether, replaced with sound bites and talking points. The Heritage Foundation morphed into Heritage Action for America, ceasing to do any real research and losing all its best policy experts as it transformed from an august center whose focus was the study and development of public policy into one devoted mainly to amplifying political campaign slogans. Talk radio and Fox News, where no idea too complicated for a mind with a sixth-grade education is ever heard, became the tail wagging the conservative dog. "

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