As detestable as I find Donald Trump, I blame him less for the current predicament than the Republican Party that honors his fraudulent claim to represent it.
After decades of effort in vain, the GOP has at long last managed to dissolve its base and elect a new one -- more gullible, more malleable, and more given to blind loyalty.
It is this new base that will destroy the party, not Trump. When the stern rises skyward, ready to chase the bow to the ocean floor, Captain Trump will have long since been barged ashore, his legacy firmly in charge of the ship like the scorpion on the frog's back.
The Establishment hacks will then have no one to protect them from the increasingly impatient vengeance of the Trumpenproletariat, for their blind loyalty is non-transferable.