One of those rare occasions when I agree with a Republican.
The above quote from Senator Flake is in Hill Republicans despondent over Trump.
Here’s another that hits right at the heart of the matter.
“It wasn’t the type [of address] that one would expect a person who is wanting to lead the greatest nation in the world to make,” Corker added. “Fifty people have perished, and  more have been harmed.” Trump “continues to be discouraging.”
The photo is from another great piece from John Cassidy at The New Yorker, DONALD TRUMP STEPS ON HIS OWN INFLAMMATORY SPEECH. The closing passage sums it up well.
But even in a party that has cynically exploited voters’ fears for decades, there is rising concern about where Trump is going. On Monday, he came close to suggesting that a President who oversaw the killing of Osama bin Laden, who has greatly expanded the use of drone strikes against targets in foreign countries, and whose approval rating recently edged above fifty per cent, is a closet Islamist sympathizer. “The things he says worked in the primary but he needs to expand his base,” a G.O.P. strategist told Sarlin and Tur. “He is preaching to the choir but the choir isn’t big enough to deliver him the White House.”
Trump is not just a narcissist. He’s not just a showman. He’s not just a failed business man and a charlatan.
Trump is a hateful ignoramus who brings nothing but shame, embarrassment, and disrepute to the Republican Party and, by extension, to the United States.
The sooner you sane Republicans pressure your elected leaders to also say so and to keep saying so; the sooner you start saying so yourself and you keep saying so often, out loud, in public, and on social media, the better your chances for survival as a political party increase.
I think you Republicans can absolutely forget the White House, and I think the chances are good that you’ll lose the Senate. It’s only June. Think of how many more opportunities there will be from now to November for Trump to keep cutting himself and the Party. You’ll be bled out by the Fall.
Look, this is your fault. You brought this on yourselves. You got what you had coming.
Republicans were already on a downward spiral morally, ethically, and politically before Trump. He just hastens your demise by making so much of the abhorrent aspects of your party’s ideology even more plain and obvious to those Americans who mostly can’t be bothered with politics.
You’ve been the party of hate, superstition, and science denial. You’re the only party that could make Trump possible, and now you either have to own him or destroy him.
It’s up to what’s left of you sane, rational, and intelligent Republicans to reverse your demise.
I’m really not at all unhappy to watch your party circle the drain. In its current incarnation, it deserves only political death because your party’s ideology as it exists in 2016 even without Trump has no place in a modern society.
Oh, and make no mistake. I and Americans like me will NOT be throwing you any life lines. In fact, just the opposite. You can expect the rest of the world to continue to rub your nose in the pile of shit that is Trump.
You’ve done this to yourselves, and to use one of your own favorite expressions, it’s time for YOU to pull yourselves up by your own bootstraps.
Good luck with that. You do know that’s a physical impossibility, right?
Maybe lots of Trump supporters actually don’t know that. That wouldn’t surprise me, either.