Forget about a GOP crack-up: Republicans rally around a defeated Trump because they understand power | Salon.com

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THIS GOP REPORT DOESN’T NOTE TENS OF THOUSANDS ARE LEAVING

Republicans don’t demobilize. They aren’t stupid just because they’re crazy. They know that they win by sticking together. They know that their differences matter less than their shared goal of maintaining power. No matter how baroque the conspiracy theories get or overt the fascist sentiment, Republicans aren’t going to see much attrition. Beating them will continue requiring mass mobilization on the left, as hard as that can be. The GOP is here to stay, and the sooner Democratic voters accept that, the more disciplined they’ll be at defeating them.

Forget about a GOP crack-up: Republicans rally around a defeated Trump because they understand power | Salon.com