I don't think it’s a shame spiral for most of the GOP leadership because I don’t think most of them (McConnell, McCarthy, Nunes, etc.) feel any shame.
Chris Christie told Colbert he's still a "fan" of Trumps . . .
The GOP got into this mess in the 1960s when they figured out there weren't enough traditional conservatives . . .
Since then, minority communities have grown.
The GOP's problem now is that they can't appeal to minorities AND coddle the KKK.
The only way for the GOP to get rid of Trump (and his KKK-loving base) without imploding is for Trump to leave willingly.
But Trump isn’t the type. He’s vindictive. If anyone turns on him, he will attack that person with a vengeance.
There isn't time before the election enlarge the base by luring moderates and minorities.
Abandoning Trump now guarantees the GOP a bloodbath in Nov.
(Remember when Democrats embraced Civil Rights in the 1960s, they were willing to lose a few elections in the name of what was right.)
I believe the GOP leadership has figured out that its best shot in November . . .
Because the GOP can’t reach out to minority communities and while they’re coddling the KKK, they’re responding to their shrinking numbers by trying to prevent people from voting.
And now they have, at their disposal, a modern Internet disinformation warfare arsenal.