From: Joseph Morabito [Email him]
From Wikipedia article on the Vietnamese city of B?n Tre.
"A famous quote from the Vietnam War was a statement attributed to an unnamed U.S. officer by AP correspondent Peter Arnett in his writing about B?n Tre city on February 7, 1968:A modern version of that line can be applied to today's political scene: "It's now becoming necessary to destroy the Republican Party to save it". How much longer can voters tolerate the mealy-mouth mush of "secure the border", "guest worker program", "pay a fine", blah blah as the GOP's solution to the issue of illegal immigration?
'It became necessary to destroy the town to save it', a United States major said today. He was talking about the decision by allied commanders to bomb and shell the town regardless of civilian casualties, to rout the Vietcong.'"
Just the threat of a Third-Party run by Donald Trump is making the Republican Establishment quake in their boots. They're probably even more worried that a Trump presidency would shut them out of those patronage plum positions like ambassadorships, too.