sequiturial: The fact that D. Effing Trump rubs elbows with organized crime leaders and openly adores the authoritarian strongman, Vladimir Putin, should come as no surprise to people who have followed the gop history over the last forty years. D. Effing Trump fits right in.
The Confused Conservatives and their media accomplices have been trying for thirty years or more to paint Hillary Clinton as being as immoral, unprincipled, unethical, and deceitful as the Party of Confused Conservartives is. Know what is ALWAYS missing? PROOF! THAT is what is ALWAYS missing. On the other hand, there is plenty of proof to indicate that the gop is corrupt.
There is a ton of evidence that proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the gop is nothing more than an ongoing criminal enterprise. You got your NIXON Administration, where confused gop president, Richard Nixon, was involved in a plot to break in to a rival political headquarters; where several of Nixon's cronies were convicted and sentenced; where Nixon tried to bribe them with a million dollars of CREEP slush money; where the Supreme Court ordered Nixon to turn over the recordings of his crimes that he was stupid enough to record; and where a gop president chose to resign for the only time in American history to escape impeachment and a certain prison sentence. That is, AFTER he threw his gang of criminals under the bus to try to save his own skin.
Then, you got Conservative Dunce, Ronald Reagan, who gave several shipments of lethal weapons to Iran, a sworn enemy of the United States, in exchange for loot. With that loot, he propped up a right-wing fascist junta in Nicaragua. The Death Squads of Reagan's fascist junta were responsible for the deaths and "disappearances" of thousands of Nicaraguan civilians. President Reagan went on TeeVee several times and lied through his perpetual mental haze. But, in the end, like Nixon, Saint Reagan threw his gang of cutthroats under the bus. However, unlike Nixon, Reagan escaped punishment and is now put forth as a saint by the Confused Conservatives.
Then, you have the topper. The lies and misinformation that BORN AGAIN BUSH spread so that they could invade a sovereign country in a highly lucrative, albeit blood-soaked, business venture that cost the American taxpayer trillions of dollars. A disaster that cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi men, women, and children, 4500 American troops, and created a whole new class of seriously injured Veterans.
AND YET, millions of American people still support the party that is responsible for so much death, destruction, and criminal behavior. Family values? HAH!!! Ethics? HAH!! Integrity? HAH!! The whole dam party, including the lackwit supporters, are complicit in an existential crisis brought on by the moral, ethical, intellectual, and political decay of the whole dam party; a party which lost its way decades ago and continues to dissolve in a toxic stew of hatred, racism, immorality, and political and criminal corruption.
Says a lot of ugly about the base.