Centrists In The Age Of Trump
Even before Trump, it had been getting harder and harder to understand how centrists could remain in the center. The Republican party slid farther and farther into the swamp, to the point that they were little more than a gang of corporate thugs. How could ANYONE, save the most cultish of all right wingers, continue to support them?
The simplest explanation is that centrists simply don't understand what's going on around them. The 'pledge' to corporate attack dog Norquist says it all about the utter corporate subservience of the Republican party; and the 47 who tried to undermine an important international peace treaty says it all about their rigid partisanship. Now they have actually withdrawn from the treaty for no other reason than irrational, partisan hatred of the president who signed it. They threaten world peace because of partisanship and a total lack of integrity. And the centrists center on...
As Trump proved over and over again to be every bit as horrible a president as it looked like he might be, it seemed only a matter of time before centrists would finally realize just how debased and evil the Republican party had become. Incredibly, even with staunch conservatives and lifelong Republicans leaving the party in droves, many centrists remain doggedly in the middle.
Still, one has to admire sincere efforts to unite the country. Centrists are kind hearted and well meaning people. But being conciliatory is not always the right approach. The correct response to the support of outrageous behavior by the President, is to show outrage. The Republican party is completely and utterly void of not only integrity, but even basic human decency. They don't WANT to do the right thing by the American people. If Trump doesn't convince you of this, nothing ever will.