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

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.

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