The Republican Party committed political suicide by supporting Donald Trump and Joe Scarborough informed conservatives about the death on Monday.
Piece by piece, Trump is tearing this nation apart. He is obsessed with killing millions of Americans by stripping healthcare away from them. He has turned our country into an international laughingstock. And his behavior is far from presidential.
Yet Republicans continue to support him because they care more about clinging to power than they do about redeeming the party and protecting our country.
In a scathing op-ed written for the Washington Post, MSNBC host and former congressman Joe Scarborough pronounced the Republican Party dead from self-inflicted wounds.
“I did not leave the Republican Party,” Scarborough began. “The Republican Party left its senses. The political movement that once stood athwart history resisting bloated government and military adventurism has been reduced to an amalgam of talk-radio resentments. President Trump’s Republicans have devolved into a party without a cause, dominated by a leader hopelessly ill-informed about the basics of conservatism, U.S. history and the Constitution.”
“I concluded my last speech on the House floor by foolishly predicting that Republicans would balance budgets and champion a restrained foreign policy for as long as they held power,” Scarborough continued. “I would be proved wrong immediately.”
Indeed, Republicans have been waging costly wars for over a decade now and they still want more military action.
The national debt skyrocketed and the deficit grew to $1 trillion, a figure that President Obama nearly cut in half before Trump took over. Now the deficit is about to skyrocket once again. Scarborough continues:
The GOP president questioned America’s constitutional system of checks and balances. Republican leaders said nothing. He echoed Stalin and Mao by calling the free press “the enemy of the people.” Republican leaders were silent. And as the commander in chief insulted allies while embracing autocratic thugs, Republicans who spent a decade supporting wars of choice remained quiet. Meanwhile, their budget-busting proposals demonstrate a fiscal recklessness very much in line with the Bush years.
“It is a dying party that I can no longer defend,” Scarborough concluded.
Scarborough announced that he was leaving the Republican Party to become an independent voter during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this month.
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