(3-12-16) With the ascendance of Donald Trump as a Republican presidential contender, there is plenty of speculation that a so-called civil war is brewing inside the Republican Party. But could this really be the end of the G.O.P.?
Trump represents a big enough of a split in the party that the party could split in half – and that’s what I think is entirely possible. Particularly if Trump wins the election.
Why? Because there’s a great deal of anti-Bushonian sentiment and it has always been just under the surface. It just needed somebody from the outside for that to coalesce around and that’s become Donald Trump.
The point is that could be a split in the Republican Party creating two parties. I don’t know what names they would call themselves but this wouldn’t be the first time in history that major parties would split in half.
One faction would be those who support the Old Institutional Bushonian Cabal and the Cabal’s way of doing things vs. those who support a change from the Old Cabal, a deconcentration of power, a more populist Republican Party.