It’s hard to put your finger on the foundational lie of the modern Republican Party, there are so many contenders. But I would date it back to Ronald Reagan and the lie of supply side economics. Remember that whopper? Even George Bush the First called it “voodoo economics” before he embraced it. The
tRump is bad enough on his own; but the Republican party has used fear and smear in its rhetorical arsenal for decades, lying through its teeth about their opponents and their policies, throwing in racial animosity in the mix. The republican party needs to go the way of the Whigs, the Federalists, and the dinosaur.