Symbolically, the Republican Establishment is without a home.
With the Republican Establishment, you could see it coming. For decades, they have lost far too many philosophical struggles and political skirmishes. When they have took a stand, like on debt ceiling votes, they have seemed embarrassed and over eager for a solution. The Republican Establishment say they are for a reduced Federal Government and for the 10th Amendment, but the Federal Government grew on their watches.
It has taken to public too long to respond, but the truth has finally arrived. Republican voters have had it! It started with the T-Party, but now it has spread throughout the land.
When the Republican Establishment lost a battle, they walked away. They did not regroup for another battle; they just walked away.
And now, the Republican Establishment is homeless.