Thursday, April 6, 2017

How Trump Supporters Survive In Blue California: 'You Kind Of Keep Your Head Down'

By LA Times, March 31, 2017

For nearly 20 years, Ed Ring and his wife, Maggie, got together once a month or so for dinner and conversation with two longtime friends.

But something happened last summer: Donald Trump won the Republican presidential nomination.

Soon after, Ring recalls, their dinner conversation grew tense. How, the couple demanded, could he possibly support Trump? Then a few weeks later, to Ring’s surprise, his old friends made it known their relationship — and dinner dates — were over.

None of these groups is entirely right. But a just apportionment of blame should be secondary to moving health policy in a conservative direction, which is still achievable in this Congress if Republicans turn their attention from their rivalries to that task.

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