The Republican party, now in a state of utter and complete disarray, is reaping the rewards of its political chicanery in 1968. During the reign of Saint Richard Nixon (of blessed memory) the then anti-civil rights Southern States bolted the pro-civil rights. Democratic party and switched to the Republican side, where they could more comfortably continue their hateful and pernicious advocacy; the Republicans were only too happy to build up its roster and legislative power.
This created, indeed, a bigger and more powerful party, but one plagued and beset by many disparate interests and goals ,eventually leading, ineluctably, to the present day anarchy, intra -party warfare and hopeless disorganization
I do not apologize for my schadenfraude!