James P. Pinkerton, a regular contributor to the Fox News Channel and former Newsday columnist, wrote “Why Conservatives Should Take Their Fight To The Cities” on Dec. 26 for The American Conservative. He writes:

” … Donald Trump is seeking to rally his own proletarian vote — and, if he can, to expand it. His successful effort on behalf of criminal justice reform was a bid for expansion, as was his newfound friendship with Kanye West, the rapper-turned-uplifter. …

A sincere reformist Republican push in the cities could shake the chains of partisan loyalty …

“The Democrats are vulnerable because have grown lazy about problem-solving for their core urban constituencies; especially in the big cities on the West coast, Democrats have allowed the ACLU, the greens, and the NIMBYs to set housing policy, and that’s been a calamity for both the homeless and the homed. So a sincere Republican reformist push in the cities could shake the chains of partisan loyalty …”

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