Something uplifting to distract us from Bernie delegates booing calls for party unity in Philadelphia this morning: Zack Beauchamp's interview with Avik Roy at Vox.

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Here's how it starts:

Avik Roy is a Republican’s Republican. A health care wonk and editor at Forbes, he has worked for three Republican presidential hopefuls—Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Marco Rubio. Much of his adult life has been dedicated to advancing the Republican Party and conservative ideals. But when I caught up with Roy at a bar just outside the Republican convention, he said something I’ve never heard from an establishment conservative before: The Grand Old Party is going to die. “I don’t think the Republican Party and the conservative movement are capable of reforming themselves in an incremental and gradual way,” he said. “There’s going to be a disruption.” Roy isn’t happy about this: He believes it means the Democrats will dominate national American politics for some time. But he also believes the Republican Party has lost its right to govern, because it is driven by white nationalism rather than a true commitment to equality for all Americans.

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Speaking as a gay American... the Republican Party never looked like it was even trying to fake "commitment to equality for all Americans." The GOP has been the party of white nationalism and heterosupremacism and dominionism for as long as I've been old enough to vote. Here's hoping the GOP collapses and something less toxic, less compromised, and less hateful rises to take its place.

Go read the whole thing.

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