The GOP chose William F. Buckley's path against Barry Goldwater's warnings, and the 2012 election proved their error.
Reagan won the Cold War, for which he richly deserves great praise, but with a nine word commandment he fatally poisoned the Republican Party.
Democrats and Republicans. Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam. Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox. Truly, life imitating art!