Nothing is more toxic to hate mongering and bigotry than an intelligent well written opinion by a conservative editor. Hatred and prejudice die a hard slow death. This took a lot of courage to write. If we continue to speak out against extremist and their hatred, maybe we can keep them under the rocks they belong under.
Congratulations on being right on the mark on your editorial. I left the Republican party years ago because of exactly the things you wrote about today. It has become a party dominated by extremism and exclusion. This is either a country with equality for everyone or for none. Our great country is better than the narrow minded bigots that have too much voice in the GOP. It takes a lot of courage to write the truth when the backlash can be so loud, but fortunately for us you had the courage to say what a lot of us think of the current GOP. I hope someday to return to a Republican party that will be the party of inclusion, compassion, and conservative principles instead of the party that gives a voice to bigotry, hatred, and exclusion.