The Republican Party is coming apart at the seams. The chickens are coming home to roost because of the daily drumbeat of rage, paranoia and race-tinged hatred on Fox News, the talk radio shows of Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, and the fever swamps of right-wing websites.
Conservative audiences have been told over and over that Democrats are stealing elections by registering droves of illegal immigrants and conspiring with our Islamist enemy to weaken America and destroy Christianity. What bunk! Republicans have used the same lies so often that even their base now sees through them.
The GOP rank and file are embracing Donald Trump, and they can’t see through his lies because they have been so brainwashed and programmed by conservative media. Republican politicians have instructed their base to ignore the validating institutions in science and mainstream media and facts about climate change, trickle-down economics and systemic racism. By promoting anti-intellectual irrationality and bogus candidates like Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz and Trump, Republicans are reaping what they have sown.
Ron Lowe, Nevada City