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Trump is evidence of the GOP Faction Fight we've all been expecting since 2004.  The Establishment and Corporate Wings of the party lined-up behind JEB!, expecting a march to his nomination like McCain and Romney in 2008 and 2012.  What they didn't anticipate, nobody anticipated, is a grassroots revolt, united behind one candidate, with enough numbers to push him through.  Further, nobody anticipated the collapse of the Fundie-Con wing of the party as evidence by the futility of Ted Cruz who ran his campaign directed at and to that faction.  The "libertarian" wing of the party never made it to Iowa.  

The faction that won seems to be a nebulous amalgamation of Right Wing bigots, populists, authoritarians, and ignorants ... call them proto-fascists ... united by ressentiments of various sorts: cultural and economic, real and imaginary.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed May 11th, 2016 at 11:08:41 AM EST

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