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The Anti-Trump Right Has Become Trumpís Base
New York Magazine ^ | July 3, 2018 | Jonathan Chait

Posted on 07/06/2018 4:52:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Last fall, the Pew Research Center released one of its periodic typologies of the American electorate, identifying the demographic and ideological fissures both within and between the two parties. The two most conservative factions within the Republican Party were familiar types. The first, and largest, “Core Conservatives,” holds doctrinaire positions on everything. This group is “financially comfortable,” and “overwhelmingly supports smaller government, lower corporate tax rates and believes in the fairness of the nation’s economic system,” and also “express[es] a positive view of U.S. involvement in the global economy.” This is the conservatism of Paul Ryan.

Another group, “Country First Conservatives,” is “older and less educated than other Republican-leaning typology groups,” and has more populist and isolationist views. They are “highly critical of immigrants and deeply wary of U.S. global involvement,” and most likely to believe “if America is too open to people from all over the world, we risk losing our identity as a nation.”

Which of these two groups do you think registered higher support for Donald Trump? The Country First Conservatives, right? Well, no. Ninety-three percent of Core Conservatives approved of Trump’s job performance, as opposed to 84 percent of Country First Conservatives. The most ideologically pure conservatives are Trumpier than the nativist and isolationist ones.

The waning months of the Republican primary campaign in 2016 devolved into a contest between Trump and the purity of conservative doctrine. Ted Cruz, the last candidate standing against Trump, represented the latter, and enjoyed the vocal support of most of the organized conservative movement. Cruz called Trump a “fake conservative.” Rick Perry had termed him a “a cancer on conservatism.” Trump’s presidency has driven home the surprising reality that Trump is conservatism....

(Excerpt) Read more at nymag.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatives; cruz; deplorables; nevertrump; trump
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What we knew three years ago.
1 posted on 07/06/2018 4:52:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“someone’s doing the raping”


2 posted on 07/06/2018 4:56:07 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love being analyzed by my betters.

*spit*


3 posted on 07/06/2018 4:57:56 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The difference between the two may be the Country First group is not feeling that Trump is moving fast enough on his promises to build the wall, export illegals, etc.


4 posted on 07/06/2018 4:57:58 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This was expected. Many anti-Trumpers woke up and more each day are boarding the Trump Train.

Even liberal parts of my family are starting to comment ‘smart’ when it comes to Trump. Their movement toward the center is slow but it’s happening.


5 posted on 07/06/2018 5:02:14 PM PDT by Hostage (Article V)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These guys are clueless, and clueless about their cluelessness.


6 posted on 07/06/2018 5:02:23 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: ealgeone
The difference between the two may be the Country First group is not feeling that Trump is moving fast enough on his promises to build the wall, export illegals, etc.

Oh yeah, the Ann Coulter crowd where you realize they are to stupid understand the forces in motion.

Instead of blaming Trump for not building the wall with his bare hands and a cement mixer, why don't you work on campaigns to get a majority conservative congress to AUTHORIZE and FUND it?!

A short bus full of peacocks in the spring rut.

7 posted on 07/06/2018 5:03:03 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the surprising reality that Trump is conservatism....

It’s why we voted for him...


8 posted on 07/06/2018 5:04:09 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They seem to ignore that these voter hated what Obama Hillary Kerry McCain Mittens and even JEB more than they hated Trump


9 posted on 07/06/2018 5:10:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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To: tet68
It’s why we voted for him...

It's not why I voted for him.

I voted for him because he wasn't a simpering coward like the bulk of the Republican officeholders.

10 posted on 07/06/2018 5:12:05 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: ealgeone
"The difference between the two may be the Country First group is not feeling that Trump is moving fast enough on his promises to build the wall, export illegals, etc."

I freely admit Trump was not my first choice and I was concerned that his deportment would hamper him and truthfully I wasn't sure that he wouldn't get bored and not take the office seriously. I was wrong he has in many ways channeled Andy Jackson and does pretty much what he believes is RIGHT and lets the cards fall where they may. GOOD for him and GOOD for America. But I agree that he hasn't moved fast enough on the border he should have by now give the job of border security over to the military the Corp of Engineers should be there with shovels and bulldozers and the wall should be well on its way. Troops from Europe should be back home and with the money to house and feed them going into our economy. He should be pushing pushing pushing that the border is a national security matter that makes it a Presidential matter and every one needs to butt OUT. Who knows how many hundreds of very bad people have already come across. If he was to push this aspect of the border who could stand in his way?
11 posted on 07/06/2018 5:13:10 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Hostage

It’s more than that. Have you heard of the #Walkaway movement? It was started by a leftist GAY guy who is leaving the Democrap party to support Trump he got so fed up of the radical insanity. I couldn’t believe it, and every day it’s more and more people, even TRANNYS are leaving!! That’s incredible to me, of all people THEY are leaving? The Democrap party has reached a level of now being too radical for even them, so if gays and trannys are leaving imagine what the average democrat is doing as well. Check out their Facebook page, black people, even people with Mexican heritage are leaving. The Democrap party is TOAST..........

https://www.facebook.com/groups/OFFICIALWalkAwayCampaign/


12 posted on 07/06/2018 5:13:20 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Vox populi, vox dei)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They are “highly critical of immigrants and deeply wary of U.S. global involvement,”

I am truly sick, I mean sick, of the Liberal highjacking of the word "immigrant". I am an immigrant, and up til now, I never had to justify that I am an American by having to stress legal immigrant. How many good words are we going to let the libs steal? Yes, I know, it's their Alinsky crap.
13 posted on 07/06/2018 5:15:42 PM PDT by georgiegirl (Count me Deplorable)
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To: clintonh8r

“I love being analyzed by my betters.”

Our so called elite is as slimy and arrogant the liberal elites.

Both are filled with the elite Intellectual Yet Idiots,
who insult anyone without their elite degrees.

IYI’s in action!


14 posted on 07/06/2018 5:15:43 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Trump: "Families of American citizens murdered by illegals are permanently separated from them!)
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To: Eddie01
Instead of blaming Trump for not building the wall with his bare hands and a cement mixer, why don't you work on campaigns to get a majority conservative congress to AUTHORIZE and FUND it?!

To be clear...I'm not blaming Trump. I'm only offering a possible suggestion for the difference in the two polls.

I'm doing my best to get people to vote in November as we need to hold the House and gain seats in the Senate.

15 posted on 07/06/2018 5:17:24 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: ealgeone

sorry. that was directed at Ann.


16 posted on 07/06/2018 5:18:51 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: clintonh8r

Which they usually get all wrong! ;^)


17 posted on 07/06/2018 5:19:43 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Eddie01

NP......Kinda thought so! I get frustrated with Ann but still love to listen to her.


18 posted on 07/06/2018 5:21:26 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

And Schumer is attacked for not sticking up for that monster called Maxine.

Midterms will be a bloodbath. I expect actual blood to be shed.

Every republican, independent, and woke democrat with any sense must get to the polls AND TAKE TEN OTHER PEOPLE to vote out the leftist scum.


19 posted on 07/06/2018 5:24:25 PM PDT by Hostage (Article V)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Today’s Democrats look like the mid 1980’s leftists who took on Reagan and Thatcher in Europe. They’re motto is “burn the whole thing down.” 30 years later and they still haven’t grasped the fact that they are and always have been useful idiots.


20 posted on 07/06/2018 5:29:44 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Proud member of the DWN party. (Deplorable Wing Nut))
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