Over the course of many years of offering premarital counseling with couples, I learned one of the simplest tests for determining the health of the relationship: Do you bring out the best in one another?
If the relationship does not encourage you, free you, challenge you to be the best person you can be, it is not a good foundation for marriage.
Can there be one human being on this planet who believes trump is bringing out the best in America? His fuel is hatred; his motivation is ego; his popularity is his approval of racism and selfishness.
The Republicans, especially since the rise of the Tea Party, has been trying to return us the pre-Civil War era (or, to use a prettier phrase, the Ante-Bellum period). By nature, a conservative wants to slow the pace of change. The Republicans are no longer conservative. They are regressives. trump’s extremism is nothing more than the exposure of what the Republican Party has become.
We are reaping the fruit of their backward thinking — trump wants to push us back to the Middle Ages so that he can be the all-powerful feudal lord.