Friedersdorf draws a lesson from the latest RNC scandal:

Like a conservative candidate? Give him or her money. Favor a specific legislative change? Donate to a targeted campaign. But keep your money away from the Republican Party and most established organs of movement conservatism. The corruption of these entities isn’t just depressingly common, it’s inevitable. It’s time to stop enabling an ideological apparatus that pretends to abhor coastal elites, even while using their finest faux lesbian strip clubs as recruiting venues.

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