What Are Republicans So Afraid Of? https://nyti.ms/3f7DKCK
Excerpt:”To appeal to moderate suburban voters, Bush would make education a priority and promise a “compassionate conservatism.” To strengthen the party’s hold on white evangelicals, Bush emphasized his Christianity and worked to polarize the country over abortion, same-sex marriage and other questions of sexual ethics and morality. Bush courted Black and Hispanic voters with the promise of homeownership and signed a giveaway to seniors in the form of the Medicare prescription drug benefit. He also made it a point to have a diverse cabinet, elevating figures like Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Alberto Gonzales.”
A good beginning to understand how Congress got to gridlock and polarization. We need a functioning Congress to rebuild outdated infrastructure and keep our edge in trade and tech, combat natural disasters, etc.