Just the first sentence from today's column in the Washington Post by former George W. Bush chief speechwriter, senior Republican policy adviser and reliable Beltway Republican stalactite, Michael Gerson:
The role of conspiracy theories has been consistently underestimated in the rise and appeal of President Trump.
No, no, no you fucking vantz. Honestly, what the fuck is it about former Bush speechwriters that they are incapable of finishing a god damn sentence correctly?
The full and correct version of the terrible thought to which Michael Gerson does not dare give voice to is:
The role of conspiracy theories has been consistently underestimated in the rise and appeal of President Trump by reliable Beltway Republican stalactites like Michael Gerson.
All of us on the Left have seen this disaster bearing down on us for year and years and years. Have been sounding the alarm for year and years and years. And have been consistently mocked and ignored by the entire Beltway media -- including reliable Beltway Republican stalactites like Michael Gerson -- for years and years and years.
Just the last line from the same column:
Day by day, Republicans are lowering their standards of sanity to defend an administration seized by conspiracy thinking. If they do not stand up to this trend, they will be defining lunacy down.
The Republican Party which Mr. Gerson has served so obediently his entire adult life has been the province of depraved monsters, demagogues, imbeciles, racists and traitors for decades. The fact that Mr. Gerson trained himself not to notice the depravity all around him so that he could serve that depravity more effectively -- and that for his service he now has his own column in the Washington Post -- tells you everything you need to know about the nature of reliable Beltway Republican stalactites.