Impeachment Fever--Catch It!
Somewhere around the election of '92, Republicans decided that it was conceptually impossible for any Democratic President to be legitimate. They frantically cooked up impeachment schemes against Clinton until they found one that would kinda sorta fly... The chatter about impeaching Obama started even before he was elected...though it seems to have cooled--which really surprised me. And now we get Mo Brooks (R--Alabama) floating the idea of impeaching HRC before she's even secured the nomination.
So the GOP platform seems to be built largely around these two planks: (i) shut down the government if we don't get our way; (ii) impeach any Democrat who wins the Presidency. Oh, and don't forget what's by far the most important one: (iii) Gerrymander ourselves into a majority in the House.
The GOP has flipped its shit.