It’s time to start giving Donald Trump some credit.
The billion-dollar baby deftly figured out that the GOP has the immune system of an earthworm. The party’s warring factions, weak leadership and corruption of the campaign finance system have made it ripe for a parasite to infect and capture its host’s brain while it’s still praying for Jeb Bush to stop embarrassing himself.
He’s figured out how to signal to white supremacists that he appreciates their support—without engendering the media shitstorm you’d expect in a functioning democracy.
And he’s figured out how to out-conservative conservatives who have spent their entire adult lives engaged in a sort of drag show where they dress, talk and do the robot like some store-brand Reagan.…