I’m not buying this sudden shock and awe from the Republicans like Dick Cheney and Tom Ridge and Paul Ryan over Trump’s xenophobia, and I’m not cutting them any slack for it, either. They’ve been stoking the flames of this crap since the days of Richard Nixon’s Southern Strategy and the Moral Majority. So don’t stand there and wring your hands and have the vapors, okay? You’ve been pouring water on these gremlins since Gremlins.
And if the Republicans manage to somehow get Donald Trump off center stage, don’t think for a minute that they’re going to abandon all of his ways; they’ll just find a different way of packaging it. After all, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio have been pretty much on the ban-the-Others bandwagon since the git-go. Donald Trump has just been saying out loud what they’ve all been thinking.