First let me confess that I stole this general Idea from a comment I read on Politico about an article entitled, “We’re riding a tiger: The Iowa GOP bets it all on Trump.” Like that other destructive cult leader, Jim Jones, from quit a few years ago, President Trump is inspiring various GOP state candidates to drink some of his magic Kool-Aid.

Now one need not be a rocket scientist to know how this suicide pact is going to play out. Whoever drinks the Trump death juice will wow the Donald’s true believers, but then die in the general election.

Indeed, there were a lot of crazy reasons (none of them good) why Trump accidentally wandered into the White House to his astonishment and great dismay, but that’s all been caused to have vanished by his lazy stupidity. He has exposed himself as a lying, false profit — MAGA, Make America Go Away.

Like with crazy Jim Jones, there is nothing left for the GOP but pain and suffering in Trumptown. Trump’s nutty ideas and policies on trade are already killing his farm voters, and his ripping apart of defenseless immigrant families is causing cracks to form with his evangelical supporters.

Inexplicably the GOP is sticking with Trump even though (not so deep down) the Republican establishment knows that a key part of Trump’s political strategy is to destroy the party as a means to form his very own Trump Party.

Now conservatives have no one to blame but themselves. After all, as a result of some thirty years of inviting (dog whistling) a Trump type ilk into the party, they had set the table for a cult personality hijacking — and boy do they have it. Kool-Aid anyone?

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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