Trump has purposely positioned himself to appeal to the fearful, disenfranchised, white, non-college-graduate far-right Republicans historically most susceptible and receptive to racism. The total number in that group looks to be less than 30% of GOP voters – conceivably enough to win the Republican nomination, given the current makeup of what is now more like the Party of George Wallace than the Party of Lincoln – but I doubt it.
Even if he were to win, the total number of voters in the groups Donald Trump has alienated will be enough to hand Hillary Clinton the presidency on a silver platter. In my opinion, that’s what the GOP deserves for mostly standing silent while Trump dishes out daily doses of bigotry.
If you see it but don’t call it out, then you own it, too.
So I’m calling it out. But that doesn’t mean I have to dwell on it and let it ruin the day: