It isn't dead. It's just different.
Republicans have nominated a fascist. They will circle their wagons around a fascist. They will campaign with and for a fascist.
And they will lose. Everything.
After they lose everything, they'll turn right around and double down on their fascism. Fox News and hate radio will be there to backstop and justify their existence.
Donald Trump thanked three people in his victory speech tonight: Jeff Sessions, Jerry Falwell, Jr., and Sarah Palin. Those are the only three people he thanked.
But give him time, and the entire Republican establishment will be lined up behind him. Even Charles Krauthammer.