Sid Blumenthal: Thornton was right re: "Way Of The Whigs"

Did someone (and by that I mean me) say the GOP was going the Way Of The Whigs? 

Also, Sidney Blumenthal in The Atlantic

The Party Of Lincoln In The Time Of Trump:  

The Republicans are now going the way of the Whigs—by embracing the politics that helped destroy them.

While some Republicans decry defining “the party of Lincoln” down to the vulgarity of Trump, others in their nostalgic longing to make their unraveling party great again, have forgotten their own origins and how Lincoln forged the Republican Party. The Republicans are now going the way of the Whigs by embracing the politics that helped destroy them.