What part of our current political mess do Republicans not understand? How can so many of them, particularly those in Washington, support and defend Donald Trump’s behavior? How can they continue to defend the idea that it’s okay to ask a foreign government to interfere in American elections? How can they continue to defend a president who would abruptly abandon allies in the Middle East and leave them to be slaughtered by an invading army?
Giving them the benefit of the doubt, one can only assume it’s something like the boiling frog effect. Republicans started off in comfy, tepid water and as the water gradually warmed to boiling, they didn’t notice and made no effort to escape.
Trump is just accelerating the process. Fire is faster.