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Goodbye, GOP. It was nice knowing you!

June 6, 2016

Finally, a consensus is building that Donald Trump is not the beginning of a new GOP, but the death of the GOP. Even the tired. old, Democrat Party will have more life in it by the end of this Presidential election, than a defeated Trump-led GOP.

That need not have happened, but The Donald is an imperfect carrier of ideas that made him the Republican nominee. Two of those ideas were long in coming–the limits of an ideology of free trade and open borders. But, apparently, millions of Republican primary voters were waiting for someone to advocate closing our borders and limiting free trade.

My guess is that many of the “new” voters that Trump attacted are long time Democrats, straight Party line voters, who felt that the Progressives within the Democrat Party had gone too far.

Trump figured that out, and ran with ideas that enabled him to defeat the internationalist faction within the GOP and those who for religious or ideological reasons feel that it is America’s obligation to impose democracy on the world–by force of arms.

The Bush, neoconservative, War Party faction in the GOP, promoted by News Corp’s Wall Street Journal and Fox News, has been given a comeuppance by The Donald and was not able to find a candidate to run on a Third Party ticket. They’ll be back, for sure, but not as Republicans.

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