The GOP didn’t select Trump, the voters did. However, in a very real sense, the GOP deserves Trump. The elites of the Party made it possible, some might say inevitable, that a Donald Trump would emerge.
The question is, how in the hell could voters ignore Trump’s temperament, distortions/lies , over-the-top rhetoric, progressive positions and lack of depth/contemplation on many of the issues confronting the nation?
My thought is that the people are so frustrated/frightened at the direction the country has taken and are so to-the-bone pissed off at congressional Republicans for doing NOTHING to slow/stop Obama, compounded by severe angst toward the embodiment of passive bullsh*t, Boehner and McConnell, that only someone obviously willing to throw a bomb in the middle of the current political mound of useless human beings in congress was worth supporting - that someone was Trump. I think very early on, most voters decided it didn’t matter how shocking Trump was, what his positions were/are or how bombastic he was/is - he would blow up the status quo - and they wanted the status quo obliterated.
With very few exceptions, the other potential nominees all had one thing in common - they were tied to traditional politics - they were insiders. As such, the voters defined them as part of the problem, not part of a solution. The voters decided very early that only an outsider was acceptable. Because of this largely collective voter mind-set, it did not matter what Trump said or how or to whom he said it.
So, Trump is the nominee. Now what? Who the hell knows how this ends up. I will say this, I would be careful about proclaiming that Trump will get blown out in November. A year ago, I and most others, figured Trump’s candidacy was a joke. That he had NO CHANCE.
Well, it was no joke. I would have gone broke betting against Trump in this election cycle - so would have most people.
Trump should send flowers to Boehner and McConnell and the other do-nothing Republicans in congress - he owes his nomination to them and the hostility they gave birth to among the primary voters.