Who Is To Blame For Donald Trump?

14 September 2016
Joe Patrice

It’s a testament to a flagging campaign when thought leaders from your own party gather to hold a debate on who they should blame for your very existence. Donald Trump may be closing some of the gap in this horse race, but he’s still a long shot, and the conservative intelligentsia think it’s high time to start pointing fingers. Who are we to doubt them?

Like Saturn, the Reagan Revolution is eating its children, and it’s a spectacle to behold.

That’s what transpired last night when Open to Debate formerly known as Intelligence Squared U.S. hosted its latest debate. T.P. Carney and Ben Domenech argued that Donald Trump is the natural result of a Republican party elite that perennially promises working-class whites the world and is shocked when those people stop trusting the party elites. On the other side, Jennifer Rubin and Bret Stephens argued that the Trump voters themselves are to blame.