But does he really think the Democrats are less corrupt than Trump and his cabinet? Would America be better off run by a party that is ruled by identity politics and intent on promoting racial division and class warfare? Does he think, for all of Trump’s faults, that civil political discourse is the specialty of the party of Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Keith Ellison, and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez? Is Trump alienating any more U.S. allies than Obama did when he largely abandoned both Israel and the Sunni Arab world, leaving them to the mercy of the Iranian dictators whom he sought to appease, enrich, and empower?

Nor will destroying the Republican party lead to its resurrection under a new Reagan. That party is never coming back in our lifetime. As Obama’s presidency showed, liberal governance leads to a vast expansion of government power, the trashing of the First Amendment, and a foreign policy that is indifferent to halting Islamist terror among other perils.