Trump Owns The Republican Quicksand

For the last thirty years Republicans have felt a need to appeal more and more to disgruntled old White men whose values and experiences are rooted in the “good old 1950s”(after all Republicans are conservatives that by definition means they are entrenched in the past), in this instance, a time when Jim Crown ruled the South and gays were just plain fags.

This 1950s mentality is the political quicksand of the Fox News audience and the Republican base, and the Donald owns every last grain of this sinking, sucking turf.

So like it or not Republicans like Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and hero Senator John McCain are stuck in Trump’s muck for good, until it finally pulls them under, extinguishing forever the GOP as it has existed for the last half century.

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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