This story answers our question about how badly split the GQP is:
An exclusive Suffolk University/USA TODAY Poll finds Trump’s support largely unshaken after his second impeachment trial in the Senate, this time on a charge of inciting an insurrection in the deadly assault on the Capitol Jan. 6.
By double digits, 46%-27%, those surveyed say they would abandon the GOP and join the Trump party if the former president decided to create one. The rest are undecided.
And if this came to pass, well, both factions would probably be destroyed.
But why does the Coup Klux Klan feel this way?
“We feel like Republicans don’t fight enough for us, and we all see Donald Trump fighting for us as hard as he can, every single day,” Brandon Keidl, 27, a Republican and small-business owner from Milwaukee, says in an interview after being polled. “But then you have establishment Republicans who just agree with establishment Democrats and everything, and they don’t ever push back.”
They never cite any examples of him fighting for them, nor policy prescriptions, nor, well, anything, just “He says what I’m thinking” and that’s a pretty scary idea because the former guy is incapable of thinking of anything or anyone other than himself.
(Hat tip: Scissorhead M Davis)