In 1939 the Devil wore Hitler. And, yes, there were many around the world including England and America who thought that Hitler was just dandy. Even one of America’s greatest heroes, flyboy Charles Lindberg, believed for a time that the Nazis were the beat all wave of the future.

Millions flocked to the little hate-monger because he said he could get things done by brushing aside all the inconveniences of democracy. And sure enough for a while, at least on the surface as men were put to work building autobahns and building weapons of war, the economic situation in Germany looked rosy.

But we all know — who are not airheads or disciples of the Devil — how that turned out. So when a hate-monger such as Donald Trump comes along channeling the Fuhere’s political tactics and personality, there is no excuse because we have, indeed, seen this movie before.

Sure the lowest common denominator of every society is always clamoring for a strong man dictator to rescue them from their miserable selves, or simply the uninformed and gullible looking for easy solutions to their problems, a messiah to make everything right again.

But educated politicians should know better than to play with fire and cozy up to such a hate-monger as Trump. Sure the Republicans brought this on themselves, but by failing to slam on the breaks when signs of danger became clear, just because they want to win at all costs, is despicable.

At the head of the Republican class of shame is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It was bad enough that he once said that the highest priority of his party was not positive governance, but rather simply getting rid of Obama. And now this political hack has upped his horridness by acquiescing to the Devil lunatic — Trump.

Apparently history and the future of America mean nothing to him.

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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