Ben Sasse was one of the “good ones.”
Future historians will look back at the years between 2010 and 2030 and pinpoint generational turnover as the primary driving cause of what happened to the GOP in these years.
“Ben Sasse is retiring from the Senate at the youthful age of 50. We know why. Politicians who thought they could wait out Trump now see the writing on the wall.
The party’s over.
For years we watched the GOP defenestrations: Will Hurd, Jeff Flake, George W. Bush, the memory of John McCain, Paul Ryan, Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, and any other Republican who stood up to Donald Trump—or even just opposed Trump’s attempted coup. Some fell on their swords. Some were tossed aside involuntarily. The result was the same.
Simultaneously, we watched the progress on the other side of the spectrum as normie Republican moderates such as Lindsey Graham, Kevin McCarthy, Elise Stefanik, Ronna Romney McDaniel, and J.D. Vance became unquestioning Trump maximalists. …”
Reaganism, Christian Zionism and Jewish power are all fading due to the sheer passage of time. Younger voters are becoming middle aged and that is changing our politics.
Note: This survey caught my eye a few years ago. Look at the difference between older and younger conservatives on “racial equality.” Older conservatives are far more shy and sensitive and cucked on race while younger conservatives under 45 have been radicalized against antiracism.