WASHINGTON - The heads of the US Republican Party are rubbing their eyes in disbelief as they watch the hooligan dance in their political domain, and are racking their brains over how to get the huge elephant out of the room.
Donald Trump has brought to the arena a horror show based on ignorance, narcissism and exploitation of the masses' weakness - as in eras of a complicated reality, the masses tend to follow the person portrayed as a strong leader even if it's an illusion, even if it's a real risk.
In this case, the Republicans themselves are the ones who created this situation which has now blown up in their face. By attacking and cursing President Barack Obama, they built the conceptual and conscious infrastructure among their supporters that America needs an aggressive leader after eight years in which the nation has been led by a weak person who is not connected to its values.
The brainwashing worked well among members of the radical right, the white people, who believe Trump the clown when he promises, in his blatant language, to show the world who's boss.
The effect of Obama's degradation paved the way for a candidate who has turned the presidential race into a cartoon and the Republican Party into a joke. The sane side of the Republican Party would even prefer to lose the elections rather than adopt a candidate whose greatness is in his racism, obscenity and tireless ability to instigate and spew hatred.
It's not that the Republican establishment completely disagrees with Trump, but Trumps barks out loud what the experienced politicians there say with utmost discretion: They know that in the new America they will not be able to win without the Hispanic vote and without a majority among women; they know that the days in which only veteran and rich white men could win the elections in diverse America are over. Those days ended in 2008, when Obama took the country by storm thanks to the votes of women, young people, black people and Hispanic people and all those who wanted an administration which would not be white, manly and well-established.
The Republican Party heads know very well that Trump is not the man they can win with. According to the polls, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders defeat him with large majority. The time they invested in attempts to crush the incumbent president should have been used to locate a dignified candidate who knows how to talk to the new audiences of changing America - but they chose to inflame the incitement among their public, which instead of examining Jeb Bush's skills or looking into Marco Rubio's abilities, took the farthest step, towards the complete opposite of Obama - because that’s where it was directed.
There are two Americas in the United States, half and half: The red one, like the Republicans' color, and the blue one, like the Democrats' color. There is a huge difference between them. Each half has a certain power, and the election victory comes from the few percentage points which move from one half to another.
This time, these percentage points will come from the Hispanics who Trump referred to as criminals and rapists, and from the women he insulted. The masses who are following Trump right now want to punch Obama more than they want to cheer on Trump, whom they basically know nothing about, apart from the fact that he has a big mouth and knows how to speak the language of boxers.
That is the reason why the Republican establishment is convinced that Trump is a state-of-mind candidate, who will disappear from the arena as fast as he appeared in it. Unintentionally, the Republican establishment has foolishly done everything in its power to build Trump. Now, with the same amount of energy, they are preparing to destroy him, through political tricks and cunning maneuvers. And if they fail, the Democrats can start getting their suit or dress ready.