Various politically and financially interested parties have been propping up the corpse of The Party of Lincoln for years and waving its rotting limbs around in imitation of life. But in 2017 no one but lunatics or pathological liars can continue to pretend that it hasn't been dead for a long, long time.
There is now a full-grown monster, alive and deranged and rapacious standing where the GOP used to be.
But the Party of Lincoln?
There's a house on my block that's abandoned and cold
The folks moved out of it a long time ago
And they took all their things and they never came back
It looks like it's haunted with the windows all cracked
Everyone calls it the house
The house where nobody lives...