November 26, 2015

Dana Milbank said about the best thing I’ve read about the Donald Trump takeover of the GOP.


Republican elites are panicky about the durable dominance of Trump (and to a lesser extent Ben Carson) in the presidential race. They are right to worry, but I don’t feel much sympathy. Trump is a problem of their own creation.

Trump gets ever more base in his bigotry — and yet, with few and intermittent exceptions, rival candidates, party leaders and GOP lawmakers decline to call him out. So he continues to rise, benefiting from tacit acceptance of his intolerance.

The GOP created him and now the things they used to say only behind closed doors of the board room or on the golf course are being yelled through a bullhorn.

To my ears it sounds like a teaspoon in the garbage disposal but Republicans think it’s a sweet melody.


Crossposted at Juanita Jean's

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