Clerk Note: Implosion of the RNC was an agenda item of the "Clinton Triagulation" and the business agreement with Trump. Just like Trump's many bankruptcies where his golden parachute saved him, after Trump implodes the RNC, his ROI will be name recognition and reality TV.
Destroying the party to save the party: Donald Trump is the existential crisis the GOP needs
By: Sean Illing
Trump's dredged up the racism lurking within the GOP for decades. The party can finally reboot after his defeat
Since Richard Nixon’s administration, the GOP has walked a thin line: They wanted to be the party of racists and ethno-nationalists without actually being racist or ethno-nationalist. It was called the “Southern Strategy,” and it was a smashing success. The party of Lincoln absorbed the segregationist white South and the GOP became the default option for nativists and cultural discontents. It was a risky long-term bet, but the string of electoral victories made it immediately rewarding.
And then Donald Trump happened.
Trump has violated the unwritten rule in Republican politics: You court the racists, but you do it discreetly. Trump has put his racism front and center, and it earned him the most primary votes in the history of the Republican Party. After 50 years of flirting with the “silent majority,” the GOP now has an intractable demand-side problem, and the election results prove it.