Everyone Knows About the G.O.P. Crackup—Everyone Except the Voters

The Republican Party is shattered. Fissured. Over. Dead. These suggestions, and more, have been inspired by the rise of Donald Trump, who has defied and embarrassed Party leaders (and pundits!) to become the presumptive 2016 Republican nominee for President. The conventional wisdom was that he would be stopped, but it turned out that no putative stopper was equal to the task, and now the Party is stuck with a candidate whom many Republicans can’t stand, one whose elevation may portend the crackup of Republicanism itself.

Or so we are told.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I’m kind of counting on the destruction of the Republican Party.

  • mauser 98

    GOP? … Democrats may have the biggest implosion
    Bill Clinton rally attended by….21..!
    “Her video shows 21 people waiting in line.”

    • She is not generating excitement, more like stay away business;)

      • Norman_In_New_York

        She is so 1999.

  • jack burns

    Its likely all a little Punch and Judy skit put on for the benefit of the squares. Want real change? Zika 2016! http://meria.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/TrumpHillaryTheShining-300×300.jpg

  • Dana Garcia

    Media love to declare the GOP deceased — like after the Goldwater fail.

    America is a center right country, at least until overwhelmed by Mexicans and other leftholes of the world.

  • Minicapt

    It’s the New Yorker, which employs Seymour Hersh.


  • Editor

    Is a party that has lost the last two elections, to a closet socialist ideologue no less, really worth worrying about? It may be time for a good shake up.

    • Clausewitz

      And yet they also gained back the house and the senate in the last two mid term elections. The Democrats were slaughtered last mid term elections right down to the titles of dog catchers last time round. Maybe it’s easier to rig a presidential election than the general elections. It’s tough for the Repub’s to sway that dead guy vote.