The GOP’s Great Betrayal: Red State Socialism Comes To America

Fast forward to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic meltdown, and the Republican reaction has been dramatically different. Republicans have fallen in line behind three rescue packages, including a giant $2 trillion bill that was championed by the Senate’s top Republican, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and that passed there unanimously. Mr. McConnell this week is leading a charge to add on $250 billion in funds for more small-business loans, many of which will be forgiven in the end. Meanwhile, a Republican president, Donald Trump, is cheerleading for an additional $2 trillion in stimulus spending after that.