The midterm election was certainly a disappointment for the GOP, and numerous conservative figures have started their long-anticipated turn on Donald Trump. Those on both the left and right enjoy mythologizing Trump as either a devil or savior, but he’s neither. He is a man who is a politician.

He does not have the power to make or break an entire election, contrary to what some politicians claim. GOP, get over yourself and accept responsibility for your failures; you cannot use Trump to be your scapegoat forever. The Republican Party has long been inching toward Christian nationalism and making its hill to die on a platform of anti-vaccine, pro-life policies, climate change denial, anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and a whole slew of Bible Belt pandering.

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