If The Republican Party Is Trapped By Trump The Donald Is Trapped By The Republican Party

Indeed there is a symbiotic relationship with Trump and the traditional Republican Party. It started of course when the Democrats began to support the civil rights movement back in the 1960s, causing opportunistic Republicans to commence pandering to disgruntled Dixiecrats.

After thirty years of the GOP dog whistling the nation’s xenophobic underbelly, the Republican base became setup to go hog-wild for the Trumpster. Now Trump and the traditional GOP are trapped in each other’s hostile embrace. The party leadership can’t fully turn against Trump without the base turning on it. On the other hand Trump can’t try and run off with the party base and form his own third party without the Republican establishment jointing with Democrats in impeachment proceedings. That would make Trump vulnerable to jail time on a wide range of charges from treason to money laundering.

Either way the GOP, Trump and the nation are in for a bumpy ride.

Come on special counsel Robert Mueller.

Al Franken for president

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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