There’s a lesson in this that’s similar to one learned from the Hundred Years War (or Game of Thrones). Once someone shows that it’s possible to topple the king, organizing to do it again only becomes easier. And easier. Gingrich conservatives ate the traditional republican party. Then the tea party ate them. Now the white nationalists have swallowed the Tea Party. The only funny thing is, every one of these movements thought they were unique and lasting.