The Demise of the GOP

Trumpty dumped the GOP call;
Trumpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the right rednecks and all the right men
Couldn’t stand being together again.

The Republican party sustained its uneasy coalition of social and fiscal(*) conservatives for years, but this latest split, presaged by the Tea Party, is so open and so extreme that I cannot see how a coalition can be assembled. The right-wing tendency to tribalism (see Haidt) will forestall any compromise.

* They never were when you look at the numbers; that was just political marketing.

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