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Trump Doesn't Get to Call Republicans Disloyal

This will be a short post, because I have a simple and self-evident point.

Donald Trump and the segment of his supporters of like mind need to shut the hell up about disloyalty. The presidential campaign of Donald Trump has been, and always was, a treasonous coup against the Republican Party. From the very beginning, Trump's campaign was against the party itself, against its elected officials, against its leaders, against its longtime committed activists, against anyone who did not immediately bow the knee to Trump. When the blowhard wannabe dictator secured the nomination, he did precisely nothing to consolidate support among the party. On the contrary, he went out of his way to tell us he didn't need Republicans to win and didn't even want their support if it was offered. He also made clear, in the same breath as demanding people back him as the party's nominee, that he would work to undermine any party-endorsed Republican who refused to personally endorse him.

Now that he's going to lose, Trump and a certain segment of his supporters are actively campaigning against the down-ballot candidates. This is where the self-evidence comes in.