Nativists Now Control the GOP

The coalescence of the Republican leadership around Donald Trump may be happening slightly quicker than expected, but it was entirely predictable. Turns out that for many Republicans #NeverTrump actually meant, "on balance we would prefer somebody like Marco Rubio, but we will support pretty much anybody who is not a Clinton or an Obama." Hypocrisy among political party elites is not exactly something invented by Paul Ryan or other Republicans, but the discourse surrounding these developments in nonetheless significant.