THE LARGER MORAL COWARDICE

Mike Murphy, a veteran Republican consultant and vocal Trump critic, bemoaned “the larger moral cowardice that has overtaken the party.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-racial-insults-republicans-20180818-story.html

If Trump were regularly offering up offensive comments enabling child molesters instead of racists, would the Republicans then finally grow backbones and stand up to him?

I think they probably would. Which raises the question of why, to most elected GOP, white supremacists / neo-Nazis are acceptable (enough) but child molesters are not. I think to decent Americans both of these groups are so disgusting that they are unacceptable in any context.

Apparently this is no longer true of the GOP.