There are two separate and very different arms of the Republican Party now. There is the traditional group made up of people who still hold American values, though not in the same way as Democrats. Then, there is the creepy arm of the Republicans.
Some of the traditional Republicans who are still willing to work across the aisle with their Democratic partners for the good of the country are Senators John McCain of Arizona, Bob Corker of Tennessee, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Susan Collins of Maine.
In the creepy arm, there is a nest of people who are most interested in tearing down the pillars of our great democracy. These include Donald Trump, his chief speechwriter Stephen Miller, and the man who always wears two or more shirts, Steve Bannon.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) had it right when they portrayed Bannon in a grim reaper costume for their skits. The former CEO of the Donald Trump campaign went down to Alabama, plucked Roy Moore from hell, and dusted him off. Then, Bannon promoted the accused child molester as the next senator.
For sure, this arm of the Republican party despises the traditional Republicans and strong women. Meghan McCain is the daughter of Sen. McCain, and she is both. After Bannon gave the Alabama race everything he had, Moore still lost. That is when McCain’s daughter let him have it in a powerful tweet:
Suck it, Bannon
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 13, 2017
The Twitter world went wild supporting McCain and enjoying Moore’s loss:
Leave poor Sassy out of this; from the look of her she wants nothing to do with it. pic.twitter.com/XncvRkjdJn
— Echo Sparkles (@echosparksband) December 13, 2017
Bannon does not hold back, and his misogynist behavior comes out all of the time in his comments. On NBC host, Megyn Kelly, Huffington Posted quoted him:
‘She’s pure evil… I’m gonna unchain the dogs.’
Then, there was what Trump’s former top aide said about Hillary Clinton:
‘A total phony…never accomplished anything in her life…terrible on the stage…a grinder, but not smart…a joke who hides behind a complacent media…an apple-polisher who couldn’t pass the D.C. bar exam, (and) a fucking bull dyke.’
Donald Trump is a misogynist, too. Tuesday, he went to war with the strong senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand, implying she was a prostitute who would “do anything” for contributions. He did not even realize he was offering up proof of sexual harassment in that tweet.
Trump’s and Bannon’s next move should be most interesting.
Check out these great tweets that followed McCain’s amazing one:
I was just thinking that! pic.twitter.com/40MqQaJOvH
— Elizabeth Beckhusen (@Diogenes1756) December 13, 2017
— Stew ‘TRUMP SUCKS’ Ravitz (@stewravitz) December 13, 2017
Perhaps the Republican party is now so split along the lines of evangelical Christian conservatives and the alt-right Bannon fan boys that they will never recover. Perhaps they will split off into two separate parties with no chance of beating the Democrats again, ever.
One can only hope.
Featured Image via Getty Images/Joe Raedle.