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Dream On: GOP Unity is Nigh, Trumpster Closing the Deal

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Winning is Everything, Principles Swept Away, Hypocrisy Reigns

Who doesn't love a good farce, as long it's funny? When an adoration-addicted tycoon, despite boasting he has everything, ambushes the most self-important party, comedy's afoot. That's amplified when this never elected amateur compensates for ignorance by recycling word tics like an old, scratched LP. And then, amidst interminable whining about "unfair" party tactics, he wins enough delegates to run the deck and the goofiness intensifies.

Who else, without solid party footing, preemptively indicts the very entity he dreams of leading? Forget being presidential: Trump's demeanor is barely "nominational." Then comes the party overreaction, ripe for satire: shock clamor, and outrage erupts with the preposterous NeverTrump fantasy, followed by chatter about third party sabotage by a "real conservative."

Whenever powerful pomposity is deflated, with officials now confronting endless exposes on the sordid career atop Faulty Trump Towers, farce is inevitable. Talk about airing your dirty laundry: could Repugs finally match Dems as the worst politicians of all time? Less farcical, and more predictable, is the increasing surge of reluctant party endorsers. Trump's media momentum drives party unity more loyalty or consensus; pros still anticipate either short-term disaster (November landslide) or longer-term woes (a victory, then historic exposure of another Dubya). What have Democrats done to deserve such blessings?

Yesterday's Con Man, Today's Champion

Winning primaries offset a battalion of Trump blunders. Plus, the dicey party assumption every enemy of your enemy (Hillary) will pay off. Trump proves not just how the crudest of celebrity hustlers, with insults, badgering and threats of retribution, dupes 40% of a gullible base. DT achieved what no fat cat donor, party hack or candidate has managed: forcing the entire GOP to face its own sorry, mirror image, then recoil in horror at disfigured, decrepit Dorian Gray.

Yet, how many Republicans, even those now bemoaning the collapse of ideological purism, will not bow and scrape, twist their sacrosanct "values," and eventually back Trump as their only lottery ticket? What a marvel of flexibility, when party zealots, defying all "compromise" as criminal (with a rational president), rush headlong to embrace a loose cannon who refuses compromise on key issues. Truly, there's no hypocrisy like hack party hypocrisy.

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