First, Republicans were conservatives in that they espoused conservative fiscal policies such as small government and low taxes. And I thought to myself, these seem like reasonable policies, and I said nothing.
Then, the "evangelical Christians" started flocking to the party. Now the Party stood for fiscal conservatism, anti-abortion, "family values", prayer in school, and teaching "creationism" in school as well. And I thought, maybe this is not such a good thing, but since I wasn't in school and didn't need an abortion, I said nothing.
Then, the "tea partiers" joined the party - demanding that taxes be slashed and the budget be cut to the bone - so that "those people" would have their welfare cut. And since I wasn't on welfare, I said nothing.
Then the "alt-right" joined the party - demanding that we go back to the "good old days" when women and blacks were subservient. And since I wasn't a woman or black, I said nothing.
And then Trump joined the party - promising to deport Mexicans and slap import tariffs on imported products and punish companies that moved business overseas. But I wasn't Mexican, and didn't run an international business, so I said nothing.
And then the white supremacists and the KKK joined the party - and they demanded that Jews and women and blacks be "put in their place" and that we return to our roots as a "Christian Nation".
And I tried to say something, but it was too late. And there was no one left to speak up for me.