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This strain of anti-Trumpism is so fascinating to me, mostly because I have no idea what they think the endgame is? Like, do they think they have the ability to reach a position of power within the Republican Party again? Or at least a Republican Party that can win nationally?
I mean, if you didn't like Trump, there were three basic things for the Republican Party establishment types to do: (a) grudgingly accept the loss, and say "okay, we'll fight this out again in 8 years"; (b) leave the Party or; (c) declare a civil war. 2/
Which, on (c), fine, but once you've basically declared that you're not going to accept a fair-and-square win by a large group that you're in a coalition with -- setting aside the fact that a lot of these folks helped that win by sinking $$$ into a non-starter like Jeb. -- 3/
It's basically over for you. Because the other group is just going to do the same thing if you/your candidate comes out on top next time. The correct analogy isn't "civil war" or "guerillas" or whatever, its a kamikaze strike. You're not coming out alive. 4/
In their own bizarre way, this brand of NeverTrump are basically operating under the exact same theory as Anton's famous "Flight 93 election," except applied to an intra-party contest. Gotta risk destroying what we believe in, because the alternative is so terrible. 5/5
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