Following the re-election of President Barack Obama, the Republican Party concluded that it had to widen its appeal or forfeit winning a national election.
Though there was much discussion of reaching out to minorities and voting blocs long associated with the Democratic Party no action was initiated.
Senator Ted Cruz constantly harangued and demanded extreme action against the Administration and castigated any attempt to reach accommodation by fellow Republicans. Cruz and his supporters ignited strident anger and unrealistic expectations.
Trump’s triumph in becoming the nominee of the Republican Party could have been foreseen as the result of the party to comprehend that its unrealized demands caused frustration, anger and a cavalcade of voters hoping to toss the establishment out.
Republicans supporters had to hold those who failed accountable while empowering a candidate to take control of the party who possessed none of the qualifications to win a national contest.
The current demise of the Republican Party was self-inflicted and richly deserved.