Republican Party 'Ripe for a Crackup,' Professor Postel Tells Wired

Monday, November 07, 2016
WIRED -- Whether the current political system is ripe for disruption isn’t really in question. It isn’t only the GOP dealing with insurgencies: Bernie Sanders’ millennial-driven movement (and Berniecrats flipping to Team Trump after Sanders lost the nomination) signals Democrats aren’t a unified front. But the GOP looks even wobblier. “The Republican party is an alliance between free market, low tax, big business conservatives with religious conservatives,” says Charles Postel, a historian at San Francisco State University. “They don’t belong together. People have been predicting a crack-up of this crazy coalition since its inception.”