Rob wrote:Until recently, I had harbored some hope that the GOP might dump Trump once he became a loser.
But continuing to see Republican "leadership" go all-in defending him during the midst of his massive attack on the rule of law... It seems they've done their calculations and figure they need the MAGA crazies to win an election. So they're going to keep placating these fools. They'll continue to sell out all their ethics and even their policy positions, because they can't afford for Trump to start a MAGA party and siphon votes from them. So they've sold their souls for power.
Just once, would it kill these guys to say "maybe instead of catering to the crazies, we can be a big tent party again. Maybe stop being homophobic and we can try to attract gay guys who like small government? Or stop pretending climate change doesn't exist so we can attract environmentalists who like freedom of religion?"
Nope. Gotta lean into the crazy.
Maybe because a good many of them appear to be thoughtless and thereby, gullible? Marks for everyone of the GOP's policies, they'll willingly kill themselves because they were told to do so. If they were thoughtful they'd see in a nanosecond the GOP is the polar opposite of populist, conservative, sure, Trump said all horsefeathers Bannon and others told him to say in 2016. But, with thought its pretty easy to spot the BS, I mean, look who was delivering the message, that alone should have doomed Trump.