Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a gathering at a campaign stop at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass., Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Republicans and the Lessons of 2014

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. This is your must read of the day. It is absolutely necessary to understand what is going on write now and is what I’ve been saying for a while.

“Anybody who was involved in 2014 could see the dynamics for 2016 coming. You have a really angry electorate who’s desperate for change in Washington but doesn’t trust either party and doesn’t trust anyone who has spent time in Washington,” said Henry Barbour, a Republican national committee man who aided Sen. Thad Cochran’s heated primary victory.

Absolutely. As a measure of it, I can give you names of tons of activists who, for example, would not even consider Rick Perry this go round because he hired Henry Barbour after the Cochran mess.

The base is pissed off and the leadership laughs at them. Now much of the base of the party is willing to scuttle the whole thing.

Again, as I have said repeatedly, Donald Trump does not exist as a candidate in a world where the GOP kept its promises.

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