Amid coverage of the death of former President George H.W. Bush, early Monday afternoon, an MSNBC panel spent more time mourning the state of the Republican Party under President Trump than remembering the 41st president. The discussion took a particularly disturbing turn when RealClearPolitics Associate Editor A.B. Stoddard compared the GOP to children of an alcoholic parent.

Filling in for Andrea Mitchell during the noon ET hour, anchor Hallie Jackson noted how “it’s a very different Republican Party under 45 than it was under 41.” Moments later, she cited a New York Timesarticle lamenting that, despite midterm losses, “there’s not a lot of signs of course correction inside the Republican Party moving forward.”

At that point, Stoddard warned: “…what these Republicans are talking about privately is a new delineation, a realignment that makes them the party of white men