From Bill Schneider, CNN election guru and former senior fellow at the right-wing American Enterprise Institute:
"The Republicans aren't a party, they're a cult."
Well, today's GOP does seem to check most of the boxes in the International Cultic Studies Association's "Characteristics Associated with Cultic Groups." Except for this one: "The group is preoccupied with bringing in new members." That doesn't seem to be much of a priority for them these days.