We need to support those leaders willing to stand up against Trump. Jeff Flake is doing this, and Trump is working against his re-election. In this article, Flake acknowledges his party’s responsibility in the rise of and continued legitimization of Trump. It’s a first step. Consider sending him a postcard, especially but not only if he is your Senator (Kendra Worsley Kellis).
“If by 2017 the conservative bargain was to go along for the very bumpy ride because with congressional hegemony and the White House we had the numbers to achieve some long-held policy goals—even as we put at risk our institutions and our values—then it was a very real question whether any such policy victories wouldn’t be Pyrrhic ones. If this was our Faustian bargain, then it was not worth it. If ultimately our principles were so malleable as to no longer be principles, then what was the point of political victories in the first place? … To carry on in the spring of 2017 as if what was happening was anything approaching normalcy required a determined suspension of critical faculties. And tremendous powers of denial.”