POLIZETTE — House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Sen. John McCain are happy. They have now become useful idiots in President Obama’s latest Trump-bashing performance.
Republican office-holders have got to stop running to the microphones to denounce Trump every time the press tells them to do so.
The whole notion that they can somehow distance themselves from Trump at this point is simply insane. He is the nominee of their party, and almost everyone in the party has endorsed him. If he goes down in a landslide, they will be wiped out in Congress.
The staff on the front lines of electing Republicans know this.
“You have to have a successful top of the ticket to do well down-ticket,” Republican National Committee Communications Director Sean Spicer said Tuesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.”
But even worse than a November route, Republicans hoping to have it both ways will all still be tainted with his defeat. For the next 30 years, every Democrat will refer to the GOP as the party of Trump. It is too late to change these facts now.