I'm glad this happened in my lifetime rather than my children's. It took the election of a black President to jumpstart it. But now I clearly see that Republicans represent pretty much all that is wrong with our country. The racism, hatred, arrogance, outright lying, killing (see Tiller), prejudice, bigotry, intolerance, narrow-mindedness and injustice seems today to be coming almost exclusively from this shrinking group of white thugs.
Anyone with any sense of decency would not dare associate themselves with Republicans.
I classify them as a sub-species. There is no other explanation.