Monday, February 29, 2016
Trump Could Bring the GOP to its Lowest Ebb Since 1932
The Republican Party has been cultivating an authoritarian base since Ronald Reagan ran as an "anti-government" president.
Donald Trump is an opportunist. He has correctly seen what kind of opportunity this gives him to hijack the Republican presidential nomination for his own purposes.
The Republican establishment is already trying every measure they can think of to stop Trump. However, they have disarmed themselves of all checks and balances, and have not at all been able to unite. Each attempt they make to stop Trump just confirms to the authoritarians that "elites" are trying to take away their voice and vote - because they are.
Now the GOP is openly preparing to attack their own nominee, in an attempt to protect their Congressional candidates.
Nothing is certain. However, I can see how this election could turn into a debacle for the Republican Party worse than Goldwater's loss.