The Republican Party, not Trump, is the real threat

Most voters have become numb to each new Trump scandal because they don’t believe what he says anyway. Trump voters hurt most by Trump policies, new study finds. Research finds that racism, sexism, and status fears drove Trump voters. Golden slumbers: Trumpists will never care about sex, lies or videotape. Once more for the people in the back: Anyone who supports Donald Trump is a racist. These are not good people. I’m done trying to understand Trump supporters — why don’t they try to understand me? Someday Donald Trump will be as respected as Ronald Reagan: America constantly venerates its worst individuals.

Talia Lavin on the far right’s ironic snowflake problem: The Milo mishegas speaks to an intellectual barrenness at the core of Trump-era conservatism: Having found themselves in political power, they must manufacture a sense of powerlessness. “Every election cycle there’s some new Republican billionaire who’s dumping bucketloads of money into races all over the country in service of his unique view that Republicans just aren’t conservative enough — what happened to the good old days, when robber barons were assholes during their business careers but then settled down to a life of philanthropy after their kids took over the business?”

Thread: “Have we ever before seen something like this — a US political party many of whose whose active members know perfectly well that the party’s central tenets are lies?” Trump handed the agenda to conservatives and they blew it: Ideologues on the Right will say their ideas have never been tried, but the truth is, they’re out of workable ideas. Many GOP politicians dislike Trump — they’re terrified to admit it. Never-Trump Republicans face an obvious choice — they’re not going to like it: If they believe Donald Trump is a threat to America, they should vote Democrat. The Republican Party, not Trump, is the real threat to American democracy.