Today is the one-year anniversary of the Republican Party’s 9/11 — Mitt Romney’s vile attack on Donald Trump. It couldn’t come at a better time, because it’s a grim reminder of the stomach-turning reality that so many Republicans jump at the chance to eat their own.
As the holier-than-thou lowlife in the Republican Party continue to call for an investigation of Jeff Sessions, it should motivate the entire Trump administration to adopt a “Remember the Alamo!” mentality. Maybe Israel’s battle cry of “Never again!” would be even better.
In that vein, giving Nikki Haley the harmless but prestigious position of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations was a clever move by Trump, as it clearly demonstrated that he understands Vito Corleone’s advice about “keep your enemies closer.” Ditto with his humoring (and making a fool of) Romney by dangling the Secretary of State position in front of his nose. And double ditto for making peace with Paul Ryan and keeping him very close.
But Trump can’t do it all by himself. He has to fire up his attack dogs to keep the heat on the cannibals in the Republican Party. The goal should be to primary everyone who steps out of line.