The new GOP is un-American
The new Republican Party’s origin is in the 1970s with Paul Weyrich and Lewis Powell. It was nourished by one of the nation’s worst presidents, Ronald Reagan, in the 1980s, and has come to full flower under the absolute worst president, Donald Trump.
Trump is the natural outcome from 40 years of Republican drumbeating on voter suppression, anti-immigration, hate the government, be fearful of everyone, carry a gun, anti-women’s health care rights, white supremacy and a host of other essentially unAmerican positions.
They trumpet hate, fear and greed as the American creed and they were able to garner 60 million voters with that platform.
Most of those voters have no idea that the overwhelming funding of the Republican agenda is a small group of oligarchs over these four decades that have infiltrated every area of America, including schools at every level, media of all kinds, courts, law enforcement, churches and other institutions that prior to 1980 were more egalitarian.
Now, after billions of dollars in investments, the oligarchs have successfully purchased the government they want, and they have the perfect president for them — one who thrives on their only benchmark for success: who has the most money.
They have stooped so low as to require Barack Obama to produce a birth certificate, Elizabeth Warren to verify her heritage and John Kerry to defend his honorable service. This is the new Republican Party and their base is proud of it. Shameful! – Richard Hammes Hilton Head Island