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The Republican Party Is Dissolving Itself

Rachel Maddow noted that the Republican Party under the leadership of Donald Trump appears to be dissolving.

Transcript via MSNBC/The Rachel Maddow Show:

In short, it is a political party without a party platform, without a normal nomination process for its candidates, without primary debates or general electoral debates. They are simply coming off the worst consecutive electoral performance of any party since before FDR, and it’s all because that’s what Trump wants.

And of course, why would anything else matter? Because who could doubt the political instincts of a man with such a career, right? With this type of electoral monitoring report.

A man who handed out fake “I’m an autoworker” signs in Michigan at a fake union event and then presented the receipts publicly. Who could doubt a man with political instincts of that level of genius?
Why have a political party when you can just follow him wherever he goes?
Political parties are not the most important institutions in a democracy. But they are part of it. And right now, in our country, one of our two main political parties is dissolving. And just tonight, potentially preparing to overthrow another of their top leaders, all in the service of simply doing things for their great leader instead of continuing to do normal party and democracy things.

And I don’t know how many of you watching this tonight, you know, are mourning the illness and the possible demise of the Republican Party as an institution, as I understand it. But if we are going to remain a democracy with a two-party system, there needs to be two parties of some kind, or we will no longer be any kind of system. We will have to become something more.

I mean, right now, we’re rapidly becoming one party on one hand and just one guy on the other: a guy who this week will appear before a United States Supreme Court that will decide whether perhaps he may be ineligible to serve. a federal position ever again. What is that type of system called? What could go wrong?


What is happening within the Republican Party is what Trump wants to do to America. Donald Trump wants to get rid of institutional structures and democracy. The substitute will do what the leader wants.

Trump has hollowed out the Republican Party and turned it into an organization that serves the interests of a single person.

Mitch McConnell killed the bipartisan border bill because Donald Trump is the leader and he wanted it dead. Rachel Maddow was right. Trump’s destruction of the Republican Party has an impact on democracy, not because of the loss of the Republican Party, but it shows what can happen when democracy is replaced by an authoritarian model.



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