Jeff Flake is a globally-unaware and self-unaware political coward:
1a. The anti Obama/Merkel-led global political establishment movement – as supported and promulgated by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, and the Financial Times – is exactly that: GLOBAL.
1b. Brexit in the UK; Bernie Sanders trouncing Clinton in Michigan despite polls having him down 20 points; Trump; Merkel losing strength in the latest German election; the rise of Austria’s far-Right and center-Right parties.
2. Jeff Flake’s small government conservative ideology – defined as: balanced budgets, a free market social safety net, and a “fair” tax code – is DEAD.
3. Trump’s “appalling” behavior is almost precisely in line with what he was sent to Washington, D.C. to do: BLOW THINGS UP.
4. Flake released his book in the dead of night, keeping it from his staff knowing full well it was political suicide. And instead of rolling up his sleeves and helping to fix a broken system, he camps out in his ivory tower senate seat proclaiming moral superiority over a global political movement.