It is a divided party but not because of obama. You have conservatives on one side and the GOPe somewhat if you can say that with a straight face, fiscally cheap liberals on the other. It has been this way since 1964 and through the prism of the Cold War we won several elections because the Republicans could be counted on in most cases to put country before party especially in foreign policy. That ended after Bush 43 and his Republican majorities in congress went on a spending binge that would normally make a liberal blush.
The conservatives and the cheap fiscal GOPe liberals are totally at odds with their goals for the party and the country. A house divided cannot stand. Either the GOPe liberals leave or the conservatives do. Together as they are now it will never win a national election again.
The Republican party is dead it just doesn’t know it yet. A new party will rise from its demise, but sadly I believe it will come to power too late to save the country. I fear once we spiral into the anarchy that is coming liberal tyranny will take hold and totalitarianism will be the result of the collapse instead of a new republic.
Some may say this is sheer pessimism, hardly, just taking a cold hard look at reality, history and where the country stands and the future looks grim about anyway this goes down.
You wont get an argument from me.