Former Republican Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh is apologizing to the country for the role that he played in helping get Donald Trump elected. While his apology does sound sincere, it actually misses the entire point of what led to Trump. It wasn’t a group of politicians saying they’ll support him – it was the Tea Party itself that dumbed down politics to the point where a guy like Trump even stood a chance. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced