Is the Republican Party cracking up? And if so, should it? A mutinous George Will says a Trump victory would spell the end of a "conservative party" in America. To which we ask: When was the last time the GOP did something that seemed "conservative"? Speaker Ryan's Omnibus Bill perhaps? Meanwhile, Patrick Buchanan speculates on Trump's ability to bring Union Democrats into the GOP, along with higher percentages of African-American voters. Could it happen? And with neoconservative Bill Kristol threatening to leave the GOP, it appears a party realignment could be at hand. Also, we review President Obama's charge that the Trump campaign is "exploiting the resentment and anxieties of working-class men." Is Obama playing the race card? Plus we offer our thoughts on Ted Cruz, free trade, eminent domain and ethanol. With plenty of Auld Lang Syne and listener calls.
December 27, 2015