Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Interesting coincidences?

September 5, 2017 --

On “hostile takeover”

Historian Richard Norton Smith was quoted in The New York Times, January 10, 2016 as saying that “a nomination of Mr. Trump would represent ‘a hostile takeover’ of the Republican party….”

The lead story in The New York Times, May 8, 2016, reported that Donald J. Trump and his supporters “completed what had seemed unimaginable: a hostile takeover of one of America’s two major political parties.” Both articles were written by Patrick Healey and Jonathan Martin.

On a “death spiral”

Healy and Martin, in their New York Times January 10, 2016 article, quoted South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham as saying that the Republican party was “in a ‘demographic death spiral’ if it did not attract Hispanic and young voters.

Martin wrote the lead Times story, August 19, 2016, which quoted this from Sen. Graham: “’People are getting pretty nervous about our candidates [cq] because he’s in a death spiral here and nobody knows where to bottom is at’….”