The Republican Party is collapsing just as I predicted it would back in 2016. It lost its core political values many years ago when Ronald Reagan invited the religious extremists a seat at the table. Others trace it back past Nixon and the Republican “Southern Strategy.”
Today, it’s collapsing not only from extremist religion, but also hate, racism, fear, misogyny, homophobia and xenophobia. Those are not the political values a party can grow and prosper on, not in the modern era. The collapse will be more obvious next year in 2018 and complete in 2020. There will be a new conservative choice then, a rational, thoughtful, logical, intelligent one to pick up the shattered pieces of the party of Lincoln.