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The GOP Dilemma: When Was the Right Time to Part Ways with Trump?

Too early makes you a RINO. Too late makes you an enabler.

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During World War II, the U.S. Army attempted to weed out soldiers who were suspected of being communists because they had fought against the fascist forces of Spain’s Francisco Franco in the 1930s.  Some of those soldiers, then and later, jokingly described themselves as “premature anti-fascists”—that is, they were being persecuted for perceiving the evil of fascism too soon.

No one is calling President Trump a fascist or proto-fascist. Well, on second thought, a lot of people are. But that’s not the point here. The point is that the Republican Party is going to go through the same process as the U.S. Army did in the 1940s: At what point was it right to turn against Trump? Too soon makes you in some people’s eyes a RINO—a Republican in name only. Too late makes you an enabler, in league with dead-enders like Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Peter Navarro.