Monday , January 22 2018

Opinion

Trump relishes wrecking Republicans

epaselect epa05173101 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka (L) smile as they celebrate with supporters after winning the South Carolina Republican primary in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, 20 February 2016. Billionaire businessman Donald Trump was the projected winner of the Republican primary in the southern US state of South Carolina.  EPA/RICHARD ELLIS

Lyndon Johnson simply was exasperated. Barack Obama’s mischief was methodical. Four days before the 1966 congressional elections, Johnson, asked about criticism from Richard Nixon, testily responded: “I do not want to get into a debate … with a chronic campaigner like Nixon.” Johnson’s disparagement endeared Nixon to Republican voters, thereby ...

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