Can the Republican Party survive Donald Trump? | The Tylt
Can the Republican Party survive Donald Trump?
Trump's incendiary rhetoric towards Mexicans, Muslims, African-Americans, and women have for many cemented the Republican Party's association with racism, sexism, and xenophobia. In a nation quickly becoming minority-majority and where women are a dominant voting bloc, that's a formula for political extinction.
A new article in Time magazine claims that Trump is melting down, and since the GOP is handcuffed to him they're going down as well. Republican leadership has already told struggling congressional candidates they are free to disassociate themselves from their presidential candidate, but doing so will enrage Trump's hard-core supporters. For down-ticket Republicans, it seems there are no good choices.
Many old-school Republicans think the party can survive, but only if they disavow their out-of-control, unqualified nominee and focus on rebuilding. Otherwise, the taint of Trump could haunt them permanently.