The Republican party has fucked us – again. This Donald Trump episode will result in people being injured or killed. We liberals will have to fix this because the Republican party is unwilling to do what needs to be done.
For four decades the Republican party has pandered to racists and bigots in order to win national elections. It began with Nixon’s “southern strategy” and continued when Ronald Reagan gave his state’s rights speech at the Neshoba County Fair in 1980 and with Reagan’s “welfare queens” then Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comments. Some say these white men were using a “dog whistle,” but we all knew what they were talking about – racism and bigotry.
But now, the jig is up. The Republican party is no longer just pandering to racists, the party has been captured by them. And these racists aren’t just going to go quietly into the night. They are now leading the party and Trump is their leader. When he loses on November 8, Trump’s supporters aren’t just going to go home, drink a few Budweisers and walk away. They’re going to be mad. They’re going to react with violence. We’re going to have to stop them, and it’s not going to be without a cost in human life.
We will win. Liberals will win. But to the GOP, I say, “Fuck you.” To all of those who supported the Republican party for the last 4 decades, I say, “Fuck you.” People like David Frum, Bill Kristol, Mike Murphy, Karl Rove, and the list goes one, who all knew exactly what they were doing, I say, “Fuck you.”