Trump is the single worst major party presidential candidate in living memory, but heâ€™s there because the GOP spent decades making him possible, and its base, trained for decades to look for someone like him, made him its standard bearer. He needs to lose and the GOP needs to be punished for him. Conservatism and classical Republican ideas wonâ€™t go away, nor should they. But if the GOP canâ€™t break itself from its addiction to the bigoted and the ignorant, then it certainly deserves to die. Itâ€™s brought the country to the edge. Shame is only the beginning of what it should feel for it.