I write this with a heavy heart.
John McCain's passing marked the end of an era and the functional demise of the Republican Party as a legitimate institution.
The most telling sign of this is the current Republican push for impeachment of President trump.
It appears that the reason some Republicans want to impeach the President is that they think it will purge their soul and restore them as a party to legitimacy.
It will not do that.
The Republican party and individual Republicans are now and forever cowards, pedophiles, wife beaters, violent racists, self-dealing criminals, Russian agents and traitors.
They are those things individually and collectively; and, this is true for them in their hearts.
That will remain even after trump is gone - they will still be all those things.
For my friends and relatives who consider themselves as patriotic Americans who also support trump, I am sorry for you. Your future will be wrenching. Your country will welcome you back when you are free of the stain of trump.
For the security of our country, the United States of America NEEDS two parties. But, the Republican party cannot be one of those parties as it stands today.
The only way forward for the GOP is to purge itself of all trump supporters; luckily for them, that will be taken care of by the electorate.
The danger lies in the fact that it will take several years for the Party to be cleansed. In the meantime the National Security of the United States is in danger.