'The tweeter-in-chief castigated Senate GOP as “total quitters” for failing to repeal the AFA, but, in fact, they showed zombie-like relentlessness in their determination to take health care away from millions of Americans. The stark dishonesty of the GOP jihad against Obamacare itself demands an explanation. It went well beyond normal political spin: for 7 years a whole party kept insisting that black was white and up was down. And that kind of behavior doesn’t come out of nowhere. The health care debacle was the culmination of a process of intellectual and moral deterioration that began four decades ago, at the very dawn of modern movement conservatism — that is, during the very era anti-Trump conservatives now point to as the golden age of conservative thought. Republicans have spent decades losing their ability to think straight, and they’re not going to get it back anytime soon.'