This Washington Post article demonstrates that there is, in truth, but one bi-factional ruling party:
Less than three months before the kickoff Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them.
Party leaders and donors fear that nominating either man would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot, virtually ensuring a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency and increasing the odds that the Senate falls into Democratic hands….
The apprehension among some party elites goes beyond electability,
according to one Republican strategist who spoke on the condition of
anonymity to talk candidly about the worries.
careening down this road of nominating somebody who frankly isn’t fit to
be president in terms of the basic ability and temperament to do the
job,” this strategist said. “It’s not just that it could be somebody
Hillary could destroy electorally, but what if Hillary hits a banana
peel and this person becomes president?”
Angst about Trump
intensified this week after he made two comments that could prove
damaging in a general election. First, he explained his opposition to
raising the minimum wage by saying “wages are too high.”
Second, he said
he would create a federal “deportation force” to remove the more than
11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally. “To
have a leading candidate propose a new federal police force that is
going to flush out illegal immigrants across the nation? That’s very
disturbing and concerning to me about where that leads Republicans,”
said Dick Wadhams, a former GOP chairman in Colorado, a swing state
where Republicans are trying to pick up a Senate seat next year.
And one of the biggest concerns to the ruling party is that Trump will lead a nationalist surge against immigration. But keep this in mind when you hear them re-run the old “Most Important Election Ever” song-and-dance and use the Lizard Queen as a scare tactic. They would rather have Hilary as president than either Trump or Carson.