This National Review piece paints as bleak a picture as you’re likely to find about the future of conservatives and the Republican party.
There’s no shortage of reasons for the fact that the Right is at war over whether or not to take a flier on Trump. All of the various establishments and the counter-establishments overpromised and underdelivered in recent years. Congressional leaders talked a big game while campaigning but played small ball once reelected. Cruz and his supporters accused his fellow politicians of being corrupt sellouts, and so many people believed him, they’d now rather take a gamble on Trump than back Cruz, a mere politician.
What it doesn’t mention is that the distrust has been leveraged by a bunch of white nationalists who hope to burn down the GOP and rebuild the party in their image. This isn’t simply conservative vs. conservative, this is a free fire zone where many of the participants have no desire to save the Republican party.
I don’t doubt Limbaugh’s good will, for example, or many of the people who I know who have ended up supporting Trump. I know that they want to save the country and they believe that an old fashioned strong man is the type to do the job. I don’t question their motives, but I do question their judgement.
That doesn’t leave me blind to this stuff, though:
@TOVAOD @ChipBuffalo <— Take “Conservative” and shove it up your Arse. The Trump Movement is a Patriot-Nationalist Movement. #Trump4Vets
— Thomas Pine (@ameripundit) January 29, 2016
@bloodless_coup @9975Ts I told you Trump’s a NATIONALIST & a problem solver I’m NOT voting for a PASTOR or PURE unblemished conservative.
— Andrew Towers (@Nationalist1776) January 19, 2016
In one regard the cuckservatives are right. #Trump‘s not conservative. Trump is a populist and a nationalist. Which is way better.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) December 14, 2015
Question their motives? Why, yes, I do.
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