The Poor Republican Establishment — And The Rest of Us

For decades the GOP dog whistled for votes. Now it’s stuck with a crude, clueless base that is addicted to Trump. Republicans have created their own political cesspool of hell and they and all their sophomoric Ayn Rand political and economic theories are drowning in it, and at least temporarily they are taking the entire nation (the rest of us) down with them and their imbecilic president.

It took eight years for President Obama to dig America out of the previous Republican induced hole; God only knows how long it will take another democratic president to dig us out of this Trump pit that’s currently being quarried. Under Putin’s influence the Donald is furiously, and quite literally, trashing America and the world in every possible way.

Meanwhile, most Republicans dream up absurd rationalizations to try to cover the president’s inexplicably reckless behavior, or better yet they look to find some place to hide out from the public. Pinned between Trump and its base the traditional Republican Party is toast, and that would be okay if it weren’t for the fact the rest of us are aboard the same sinking ship of state.

It is looking more and more like the Donald is on some sort of death mission — a big fat suicide bomber. Somebody please wrestle this crazy guy to the ground and disarm him pronto. The clock is ticking!

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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