A Theory of Political Power

Tong (堂)gives protection and legitimacy: On Leong/ Hip Sing
Gang (幫)gives power and visible muscle: Ghost Shadows/ Green Dragons 
Ergo: 
The Republican Party is the Tong:: The Tea Party is the Gang

Is it no surprise that when an actual gangster con man stepped into the stage, he quickly took power.

Trumpism, The Republicans, and The Rally-goers are nothing more than Organized Crime.

https://www.nytimes.com/1991/01/06/nyregion/asian-gangs-new-york-special-report-immigrant-waves-asia-bring-underworld-ashore.html