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“The Republican Party has abandoned its traditional role as a governing party and become what I call a post-policy party — one that no longer cares about the substance of policymaking. The White House’s response to the pandemic offers a case study that bolsters the point to a painful degree.”

“This was not always the case. While partisan disputes have been common for generations, Americans used to be able to have some confidence that both major parties were responsible governing entities, their ideological differences notwithstanding.
But after President Barack Obama’s election in 2008, as the George W. Bush/Dick Cheney era came to an ignominious end, the modern GOP found itself at a crossroads. It made the unfortunate decision to stop engaging in serious policymaking altogether — helping pave the way for the post-policy presidency Americans are witnessing today.”