Republican horror show
As Squatlo says, "This is so far beyond the pale someone should (at long last) yank a knot in his fucking chain. There has to be someone somewhere within the Republican Party willing to step up and demand he resign as his party's nominee." Let me make a prediction: it's not gonna happen. Throughout this long, excruciating story, from the time Trump first emerged as a major contender for the nomination more than a year ago, the less-crazy element of the Republicans has been talking about the need to stop him. But they have never been able to agree on how, or when -- or whom to support as a replacement candidate. They have always ended up reacting feebly or not at all. On the first day of their convention, the leadership actively suppressed a last-ditch effort to stymie Trump's nomination -- and even that would probably have failed anyway.
At every turn, anti-Trump Republicans have displayed cowardice, incompetence, and disarray. They have stood by as this disgusting and preposterous man re-branded their party with his own ugly image, and they have done nothing. They will continue to do nothing.
Two months ago, I said, "we're going to hang this millstone around the neck of the Republicans and conservatism forever. They will always be the party and movement that nominated Trump, the party and movement whose leaders mostly backed him even after it had long been clear what he was. The more tightly we can bind that millstone to them all, the better." Republican leaders have decided, by default, to accept this millstone -- but they are only now discovering just how heavy it will become.
And remember, we still have three more months to go to before the election. If there are further depths of outrageous behavior out there to be plumbed, Trump will reach them.