Watch enough commentary and you will hear someone say that Trump is the Republican Party. It isn’t just an offhand comment, although it’s delivered in a kind of throwaway manner on whatever is the latest horror dealt to us by Trump and his ever more complicit GOP. It’s enough to make a person cry. But there is a silver lining – and it’s a big one.
When people like Lindsey Graham, who had earned a measure of respect (albeit a small one) in liberal quarters, attack the media for saying about Trump the EXACT same things he’s said about the Orange Scourge, then you know the statement that Trump is the Republican Party is more than just a liberal talking point. When the Republican Party lines up behind a pedophile like Roy Moore and gives a nod to convicted criminal Sheriff Joe Arpaio in his Senate bid, you know that Republicans have lost whatever shred of a moral compass they once had. When no one in the GOP stands up in any meaningful way to address the racist proclivities of a president who made false equivalencies in the wake of the white supremacist terrorist attack in Charlottesville, it is as plain as the nose on your face that the Republican Party is in its death throes and nothing and no one, particularly not the likes of Donald Trump or any of the other traitorous clowns in the White House or in Congress, can save it. These are self-inflicted wounds.
The face of the United States of America is changing. It has become younger (millennials now outnumber baby boomers), more brown, more black, more Asian – more everything except old and white. For all of their empty talk about welcoming minorities and caring for the welfare of the working man, everything they’ve done – EVERYTHING – has been aimed at throwing people out of the country, taking away health care, enriching the already obscenely wealthy even more, fouling our air and water, and generally deconstructing all the safeguards put in place to protect people and look after their welfare when they are unable, for a variety of reasons, to care for themselves.
It has been said that Donald Trump is the Republican Party. It’s a sad truth that is destroying the GOP right before our eyes.