Years ago when Goldwater ran, a choice was made by the GOP, between following the John Birchers radical right wing crazies or William F. Buckley’s moderate conservatives. WFB won and had the “ink” to keep the Birchers from controlling the party. Before Buckley died, he said the looneys had taken over the party and his dear National Review. After his death the first thing the paper did was fire his son Chris, to make a point that the GOP was under new management. The Koch brothers, who had bankrolled the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, the Cato Institute, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation and controlled the Federalist Society, now had outlasted one of the last voices of reason in the conservative movement.