The GOP must suffer devastating defeats starting in Nov. It must pay a heavy price for its embrace of white nationalism & know-nothingism. Only if GOP is burned to the ground will there be a chance to build a reasonable center-right party out of ashes.He is very much in favor of foreign wars that benefit Israel, and very much against white Christians. His hatred for white Christians appears to overwhelm all his other views, as he claims to support GOP policies.
Update: I posted this without realizing that the Max Boot quote was excerpted from a longer essay he wrote for the Wash. Post trashing my mom.
He claims that he is leaving the Republican Party because it has become too extremist. As evidence for his thesis, he says that Barry Goldwater and Phyllis Schlafly were extremists back in 1964.
And what was so extremist? They were anti-Communist, and Goldwater was against using the US Constitution to mandate forced racial school busing.
Boot is more of a foreign policy hawk than the Republican or Democrat Party today, so his problem is not really foreign policy. No, his real problem is that many Republicans do not go along with his Jewish anti-white-Christian policies.
In fairness, many Republican voters and their leaders, from Wendell Willkie to Mitt Romney, have been a lot more moderate. Their very centrism stoked the fury of some on the right. The pattern was set early on, in 1964, with Phyllis Schlafly’s best-selling tract “A Choice Not an Echo.” Schlafly was baffled why Republicans candidates had lost presidential elections in 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948 and 1960. “It wasn’t any accident,” she wrote, ominously. “It was planned that way. In each of their losing presidential years, a small group of secret kingmakers, using hidden persuaders and psychological warfare techniques, manipulated the Republican National Convention to nominate candidates who would sidestep or suppress the key issues.” These nefarious “kingmakers” were New York financiers who supposedly favored “a policy of aiding and abetting Red Russia and her satellites.” And how did these “kingmakers” manipulate the GOP? By promulgating “false slogans” such as “Politics should stop at the water’s edge.” In other words, for Schlafly the very idea of bipartisanship was evidence of incipient treason.Max Boot is one of the disloyal elites who are betraying America.
This was not the ranting of some marginal oddball. Schlafly was one of the leading lights of the right who in the 1970s would lead the successful campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment. Trump’s claim that he is going to “Make America Great Again” — after it has been betrayed by disloyal elites — is simply an echo, as it were, of Schlafly’s conspiratorial rants.
Update: I listened to a long interview of Max Boot on NPR. While he denounces Trump in the strongest terms, he presented no substantive arguments at all. Occasionally he would refer to allegations that Trump paid someone off, or something like that, but that's all.