The Party of the Unacceptable

After Trump was elected in November 2016, veteran journalist Christine Amanpour reacted with a stirring exhortation: “Fight against the normalization of the unacceptable.” Trump was a menace to everything good and the embodiment of everything bad, no less unacceptable because, by the coincidence of unusual circumstances, he had become president of the United States. 

Republicans have not fought against the normalization of the unacceptable. They have shamefully embraced it. They have become the party of the unacceptable.