Leave it to Axios to save the Coup Klux Klan:
The United States, torn apart by insurrection and mass misinformation, is witnessing a political and social realignment unfold in real time: We’re splitting into three Americas.
Why it matters: America, in its modern foundational components, is breaking into blue America, red America, and Trump America — all with distinct politics, social networks and media channels.
Jim VandeHei seems to have strategically forgotten that Candidate Stupid dispatched all the other candidates to win the Republican Primary with more votes than any candidate in GOP history. Lord Damp Nut is not an aberration, he is the distilled essence of who the Republicans have always been.
The existential question for Republicans, and perhaps for America, is whether Trump America — animated by the likes of Newsmax + Rush Limbaugh + Tucker Carlson + Parler (or whatever replaces it) — eclipses the traditional Red America in power in the coming years.
He’s arguing that the Junkie Limbaugh and Black Studies scholar Tucker Carlson are not Republicans? That’s really rich.