Andrew Weinstein, a former Republican staffer, poses in front of a funeral wreath decorating the traditional Irish wake for the GOP, which took place in the back bar of The Dubliner. (Chris Hale)
At this "Irish wake," the beer was poured, toasts were made and stories were told around a coffin draped in black silk. A white floral wreath mourned the deceased, a ribbon wrapped around its center read: "RIP GOP."
Republicans gathered at the Dubliner, D.C.'s popular Irish tavern in the shadow of the Capitol, to mourn their party, now the province of a brash outsider who has demolished what they knew and loved in politics.